2002 CNG Fitness scam: Kejriwal to meet President Mukherjee to discuss what action can be taken against Lt Guv


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the CNG Fitness scam. CM Kejriwal wants to seek the President’s opinion on what action can be taken against Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in the scam.

The Delhi government has also sought report from Chief Secretary about LG’s role in the 2002 scam under 217/218 IPC, in view of CBI report.

On Saturday, the Delhi government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) had reopened the alleged CNG fitness scam. The scam involved three top officials of the Sheila Dikshit government.

The ACB had registered a case in 2012 in this scam which runs into Rs 100 crore.

“During the AAP’s previous 49-day stint, Arvind Kejriwal had said that all documents would be provided to CBI after the probe agency sought some documents pertaining to the scam. But, the case probe got stuck as Kejriwal government resigned,” top government sources said, adding that as elected government is now in place in the capital, ACB would probe the matter thoroughly.

The sources claimed that the probe was stalled due to inability to get permission to question the officials. The Aam Aadmi Party had, in December last year, raked up the issue of the CNG fitness scam of 2002 and attacked the “continuing silence” of the central government and Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on the alleged indictment of top bureaucrats in the city government by CBI.

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