ACB Issued Notice to Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia in DCW recruitment scam


NEW DELHI:  Anti Corruption Branch issued notice to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Friday in the case of alleged illegal recruitments at the Delhi Commission for Woman.

On October 14, he will appear before the anti-graft unit. The notice was given to him on Thursday evening.

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The news was confirmed by ACB chief Mukesh Meena. Earlier, The case was lodged against DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal by ACB.

The FIR has been registered under Sections 3 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, apart from Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant) of IPC.

"The investigating officer found that there was a need for registration of FIR and probe the matter further. A notice is also being served on other senior officials of the government in this regard," Meena said.
A letter was sent to L-G Najeeb Jung by ACB which stated that necessary action must be taken against Maliwal.

The anti-graft wing of the Delhi government had likewise looked for her answers to a rundown of 27 inquiries inside a week.

The activity came after a grievance was recorded on August 12 by previous DCW boss and Congress part Barkha Singh Shukla. In her dissension, Shukla claimed that AAP functionaries were naming their partners to DCW and gave them budgetary advantages.

Maliwal alleged, "ACB knew about our event. I told ACB officials that I have answered most of their questions. As for the 27 questions, I told them that I'll reply in a few days as I was busy with the preparation of our annual report. They were fine with it."

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