New Delhi, May 9: The anti-corruption branch on Tuesday registered first information report against Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain in the PWD scam. The investigating body, in its FIR, accused Satyendra Jain of converting black money to white money, NDTV reported. Apart from Satyendra Jain, Arvind Kejriwal and his dead brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal have also been accused. Bansal, a civil servant has been alleged of awarding contracts to the dummy companies run by him.
The case was transferred by the Economic offences wing of Delhi Police to Anti-Corruption branch. In an earlier development, a Delhi court had directed ACB to file complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his relative.
The court was hearing a complaint filed by Rahul Sharma, the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), for direction to police to lodge an FIR against Kejriwal, his brother-in-law Surender Bansal, proprietor of a construction firm, and a public servant for alleged irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi.
Advocate Kislay Pandey, appearing for Sharma, had alleged “deep-rooted corruption” and said the documents showed no material was actually purchased for executing the projects.
The complainant has alleged documents showing purchase of material were “concocted and forged”, and a loss of over Rs 10 crore had been caused to the public exchequer.
The complainant alleged that Bansal operated through several dummy firms to obtain government contracts with the connivance of several senior PWD officials. These contracts never got executed “whereas shockingly all the payments were cleared under pressure from Kejriwal”.
(With inputs from PTI)