Former Chief Secy demands action against Kejriwal’s daughter for offering bribe

New Delhi: A former Chief Secretary of Delhi has sought action against the daughter of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly offering bribe to a government official.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita Kejriwal

Omesh Saigal, a retired IAS officer who had also served as Chief Secretary in Delhi, has written a letter to Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) Chief S S Yadav seeking action against Kejriwal’s daughter.

Kejriwal had yesterday claimed that corruption had come down by “70-80 per cent” after Aam Aadmi Party came to power and cited an example that how his daughter found out that officials were now wary of taking bribe when she went to get her driving license.

According to Kejriwal, his daughter had tried to bribe an official of Regional Transport Office (RTO) by pretending that she had not brought all documents but her plea was turned down. She again insisted, saying “Kuch le de ke kar lo na sir” but the official didn’t budge.

Citing media reports which have quoted Kejriwal of making these claims, Saigal in his letter to ACB Chief asked to verify his (Kejriwal’s) statement and take action under Section 12 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

“I would like to draw your attention to Section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 which states that whoever abets any offence under Sec 7 or 11 whether or not that offence is committed is consequence of that abatement, shall be

punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to five years,” Saigal wrote in his letter.

When contacted, Saigal said, “I was not an eyewitness, so I cannot complain. It was only through media I got to know about the incident and brought the matter to the notice of ACB.”

Meanwhile, Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena chief Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has also filed a complaint with the Delhi Police in this regard.

Police said they would examine the complaint and then take a decision whether to file an FIR or not.