Jung appoints new ACB chief: Turf war intensifies in Delhi
New Delhi: The turf war between Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken another bitter turn with the Lieutenant Governor appointing M.K. Meena as Joint Commissioner to head Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch.
Meena will supercede Additional Commissioner SS Yadav, who was picked by chief minister for the ACB top post.
The appointment by Jung comes within days of the reopening of a 13-year old case linked with the issuing of fitness certificates to CNG vehicles. Many senior officers under the previous Shiela Dikshit Government are facing charges of extending favours to some companies and the media had flashed this as a Rs. 1000 crore scam. The ACB had registered a case into this scam in 3 years ago but nothing was heard of it after the first stint of Kejriwal as chief minister.
Reacting to Meena’s appointment Delhi’s Deputy chief minister posted on twitter: “What is the conspiracy behind the sudden manner in which the post of Jt. Commissioner of ACB was created and a favourite oficer was appointed to this post and asked to take charge at night.” Sisodia has capper this by tweeting: he is the same officer who wrote the fake script and tried to rope me in by trying to show the suicide by a farmer at Jantar Mantar (at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi) as murder.”