PWD scam: ACB asked to file status report on three FIRs registered against Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: A court on Monday directed Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch to submit a status report on three FIRs registered over alleged irregularities in the Public Works Department (PWD) works against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

District Judge Talwant Singh has asked the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case to file a status report and listed the matter for 5 July for further hearing.

The matter was referred to District Judge Singh by Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra last month.

Earlier, Malhotra had referred the matter to the district judge observing that ACB had lodged an First Information Report (FIR) under the charges of Prevention of Corruption Act, which can be tried by the special court.

The magistrate court has no jurisdiction to try cases dealing with corruption charges.

The court is hearing a criminal complaint filed by Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation founder Rahul Sharma and its Secretary Viplav Awasthy, who sought registration of a case against Kejriwal, his brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal, and a PWD officer on charges of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.

The complainants accused them of cheating and defrauding the treasury to the tune of over Rs 10 crore.

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 20:18 PM

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