Will go to ACB over water tanker scam, says Kapil Mishra


Speaking to reporters after leaving the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) office in Delhi, the former minister urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other top leaders of the AAP to come clean over their foreign jaunts.

Mishra was referring to an alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker procurement scam of 2012.

Kapil Mishra who is sitting on a hunger strike questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's silence by singing a popular Hindi song, "Chup chup baithe ho zaroor koi baat hai". Two had a brief argument after which the accused repeatedly slapped Mishra. It may be recalled that even Dikshit was examined by the ACB previous year in August in connection with the case.

While Mishra hinted that Bharadwaj was an AAP supporter, the AAP pinned the blame on BJP's youth wing BJYM. "I will go to the ACB at 12 noon today and divulge more details in the water tanker scam", Mr Mishra had said.

Earlier, Mishra submitted documents related to the tanker scam to the ACB, while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the money by the Delhi government. This was after AAP leaders tweeted a picture in which Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and Mishra were seen in one frame.

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"Arvind Kejriwal must come forward and say that he is ready for investigation".

Mr Mishra questioned the alacrity with which Mr Kejriwal's party declared the attacker a BJP man saying, "Whatever followed that incident was very odd; the police had just taken him away when Sanjay Singh did a presser saying that the man who was trying to attack me was a BJP agent.why did you rush to lie?"

Police sources claimed that Mishra had asked police to be only stationed outside his residence and not near the venue of his hunger strike. Hitting out at AAP leaders for terming Mishra 'BJP's agent', she wondered why CM Kejriwal is "silent' on the issue".

Bhardwaj has been booked under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, both bailable sections.

On Thursday, he was produced before a court and sent to judicial custody for five days.