Delhi LG clears a probe against Sheila Dixit

NEW DELHI || In a major blow to the Congress, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday cleared a probe against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker scam.

sdThe decision was taken on a complaint sent to LG’s office by Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra. Mishra on Monday has sent a fact-finding report on the alleged scam to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jung.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in June 2015 had constituted a five-member fact-finding committee to probe the irregularities in hiring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012 during Sheila Dikshit’s rule.

Its report submitted to Kejriwal in August 2015 highlights alleged corruption of Rs 400 crore in the process of awarding tenders for hiring water tankers.

It recommended FIR against Congress leader Dikshit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).