Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015

ACB chief Meena mulling legal action against CM Kejriwal over derogatory remarks

New Delhi: Delhi Anti-corruption Branch (ACB) Chief M K Meena today said he is mulling “legal recourse” against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the latter’s alleged derogatory remarks terming him as “corrupt”.

ACB Chief M K Meena

ACB Chief M K Meena

“I am taking consultation for taking action against the Chief Minister over his derogatory remarks for a possible legal recourse,” Meena said.

After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kejriwal today said, “I told him that the Anti-Corruption Branch was working absolutely fine before June 8 and then a corrupt officer was sent as ACB chief.”

On June 8, Joint Commissioner Meena, a 1989-batch Indian Police Service officer, took charge of ACB after he was appointed by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, superseding Additional Commissioner S S Yadav.

The AAP government had reacted by terming the appointment “illegal” and claimed that there was no post of joint commissioner in ACB.

Meena further accused the government of not forwarding a single complaint received on the 1031 anti-graft helpline for the perusal of ACB.

“Since 19 June no complaint received on the 1031 helpline has been forwarded to ACB. Such personal attacks on a police officer demoralises the entire force,” Meena said.

PTI

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