Published On: Sat, Oct 17th, 2015

Delhi govt threatens inquiry against ACB chief Meena

New Delhi: His naming for the post a bone of contention, LG-appointed Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M K Meena has been threatened with an inquiry by Delhi government over allegations of negligence in performing his duty and “intimidating” his juniors.

ACB Chief M K Meena

ACB Chief M K Meena

In a memorandum issued to Meena, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked him to submit his reply within 10 days on the allegations against him.

“Mukesh Kumar Meena is directed to submit within 10 days of the receipt of this memorandum, a written statement in his defence and also to state whether he desires to be heard in person.

“(He) is informed that an inquiry will be held only in respect of those articles of charge as are not admitted. He should, therefore, specifically admit or deny each article of charge,” Kejriwal said in his memorandum to Meena.

One of the allegations against the ACB chief is that he deployed paramilitary forces on the ACB premises purportedly to intimidate his subordinates.

There is also an allegation that Meena tried to take away the FIR book from the police station of ACB and did “illegal acts with malafide intention” of screening “corrupt officials” and saving them from legal proceedings by interfering with the process of law.

The ACB chief could not be reached for comment over this matter.

“The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi proposes to take action against Meena (IPS AGMUT:1989), Joint Commissioner of Police (ACB) under rule of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969,” the memo said.

Meena is also alleged to have made a “false” statement that the Anti-Corruption Helpline number 1031 launched by GNCTD had been “scrapped” as it was not receiving complaints.

PTI

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