Enforcement Directorate raids are being conducted at 12 different places including 10 areas of Delhi since this morning. According to the information, ED is conducting raids regarding corruption in the Jal Board scam case. Last month, the agency had arrested the former chief engineer of the Jal Board under the PMLA Act in connection with the case. They had also arrested a businessman under similar charges. Under Interpol exchange, Kejriwal’s PS Bibhav Kumar was given a bungalow of Delhi Jal Board, although he is not a government employee.
What is water board scam case?
Vigilance had started interrogating him in this case in 2023 and Vibhav has got the D2 government residence inside Chandrawal Water Treatment Plant, Civil Lines. Delhi Police is present at the gate of the treatment plant, and the ED team is at Vibhav’s government residence. is present. On behalf of Vigilance, a complaint was also given to Delhi Secretariat regarding Vibhav Kumar that despite not holding any post in Delhi Jal Board, he has been allotted a Jal Board flat.
This complaint was given to the Additional Chief Secretary in which it was written that Incherpol exchange has been done wrongly, that is, instead of PwD, a flat has been given in Jal Board. According to the agency, Jagdish Kumar Arora, who was then the chief engineer of Delhi Jal Board, allegedly paid Rs 38 crore to NKG Infrastructure Limited for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of electromagnetic flow meters. The contract was given. The contract was awarded despite the company not meeting the technical eligibility criteria. ED investigation revealed that NKG Infrastructure Limited had won the bid by submitting fake or false documents.
Further investigation revealed that NKG Infrastructure Limited subcontracted the work to Integral Screws Limited, a company owned by Anil Kumar Aggarwal. On receiving the funds, Aggarwal allegedly transferred approximately ₹3 crore as bribe to Jagdish Kumar Arora through various means including cash and bank transactions. It was also revealed that bank accounts of Arora’s associates and relatives were used to transfer the bribe amount.
ED had filed the petition
The Enforcement Directorate had filed a petition in a Delhi court against Kejriwal for not issuing summons for the fifth time in the Delhi Excise Policy case. The agency filed a fresh complaint under section 190 (1)(A) of the CrPC. R/W. Section 200 Cr.P.C., 1973 r/w. Section 174 IPC, 1860 r/w. Section 63(4) of PMLA, 2002 for non-appearance in compliance with Section 50, PMLA, 2002. Kejriwal has described the summons as politically motivated.
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