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ACB summons Manish Sisodia for questioning on DCW recruitment discrepancy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 February 2017, 1:21 IST

On 7 October, Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was summoned for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Branch in the case of alleged illegal recruitment in the Delhi Commission for Women.

The summons which were sent to Sisodia on Thursday evening says he will have to appear before the anti-graft unit on 14 October. This has been confirmed by ACB chief Mukesh Meena.

The ACB filed an FIR against DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal under Section 3 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, as well as under with Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.

Swati Maliwal has already been questioned by the ACB twice earlier in the same matter. The anti-graft wing had sought her response to a list of 27 questions in the matter within a week's time.

"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 told the Times of India.

The action came after a complaint was filed on 12 August by Former DCW chief and Congress member Barkha Singh Shukla had filed a complaint alleging that AAP functionaries were appointing their associates to positions in the DCW and were giving them financial benefits.

As a response to this, the ACB had written to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, informing him of the discrepancies and pointing out that necessary action should be taken against Maliwal.

On the question of Maliwal's arrest, Meena said the investigation officer would take a call on the matter only once the inquiry procedure is complete.

First published: 7 October 2016, 11:18 IST