New Delhi, Feb. 7 ANI | 6 months ago

Commenting on the F.I.R filed against former Delhi chief minster Sheila Dikshit by the anti-corruption bureau, Delhi Urban Development and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was working under the influence of the government.


"It is strange the way in which the CBI is doing investigation on the same issue in two different ways. On one hand, the CBI thoroughly investigated the issue when there was a scam in the municipal corporation, but at the same time they did not even file an F.I.R when the same thing happened in the Delhi Government whereas there was more money involved," said Sisodia.

"It means it was done to save someone. This proves that the CBI was working under the influence of the government," he said.

He further said all people involved in the issue would be investigated.

"We want the crores of rupees of the people of Delhi to be returned. We want to know where did it go? How much money went to whom? Investigation has to be done on every member," Sisodia said.

"Not only Dikshit but also the PWD ministers, and the engineers involved in this issue will be investigated,' he said.

"Many files will be opened and are being read. We are doing only what we had promised to the people of Delhi," he added.

The Anti Corruption Bureau today on orders from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government filed an FIR in the Commonwealth Games streetlights scam against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and others.

The Delhi government had asked anti-corruption bureau to probe a number of cases of corruption relating to alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects.
It has sent files related to street light scam worth 92 crore rupees in CWG to Anti-corruption branch.

Also, the Delhi government, Monday, wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking action against Sheila Dikshit for allegedly trying to gain political mileage by granting regularisation certificates to unauthorised colonies in the Capital.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had promised to initiate action against the previous Shiela Dikshit government on corruption allegations.

(Posted on 07-02-2014)