Delhi LG Saxena to take legal action against AAP leaders for making false allegations
New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena decided to take legal action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders for allegedly making defamatory and false allegations of corruption, attributed to his tenure as Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), sources in LG office said on Wednesday.
The AAP leaders are Sourabh Bhardwaj, Atishi, Durgesh Pathak and Jasmine Shah among others. They recently claimed that LG was involved in a scam during demonetization in 2016 and demanded a CBI inquiry. It may be known that the CBI already inquired into the case at the behest of KVIC itself and filed the chargesheet as well, sources added.
The people on the basis of whose statements these allegations were being manufactured against the LG were prima facie found to be engaged in corruption at KVIC after demonetization by CBI. AAP has been using these people to divert attention from alleged corruption in education, liquor and PWD.
This has been the hallmark of Kejriwal and co. to shoot and scoot and then when pushed for truth, apologise, the sources said.
The LG took a serious view of these blatantly false, defamatory and obviously diversionary allegations made by these AAP leaders and decided to take legal action against them.
The official statement said that as per the advice of the CVO, all these four officers/staff were immediately suspended and transferred to different places for conducting free and fair inquiry. CBI, after thorough investigation, found the involvement of only two persons in depositing the demonetized notes and registered an FIR on July 10, 2017, against them. CBI has already filed chargesheet against the two accused and the matter is pending in the Rouse Avenue Court, New Delhi.
(With UNI inputs)
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