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December 12, 2017

Delhi Government sets up Judicial Commission to probe CNG fitness scam


Newsroom24x7 Desk

Shiela Dikshit

Shiela Dikshit

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet headed by Arvind Kejriwal today took the decision to appoint a judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by a retired High Court judge to probe the alleged CNG fitness scam.

Both Ms. Dikshit and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najib Jung will now come under the scanner. The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Delhi Police (ACB) had registered a case linked with the 2002 CNG fitness scam during the first stint of Arvind Kejriwal as Chief Minister. There was no followup on this after Kejriwal’s short 49-day stint as Chief Minister.  A couple of officers under the former Sheila Dikshit Government were facing charges in the alleged CNG scam and a probe in this regard according to those in knowledgeable circles was shelved only to protect them.

Najeeb JungRecently in June, ACB was in the centre of a major controversy after a turf war erupted between Delhi’s Lieutenant and the Chief Minister when Najeeb Jung appointed M.K. Meena as Joint Commissioner superceeding SS Yadav to head Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch. Yadav was picked by the chief minister for the ACB top post. The appointment by Jung came within days of the reopening of a 13-year old case linked with the issuing of fitness certificates to CNG vehicles.

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