Delhi govt sends corruption complaint against ACB chief Meena to Vigilance Dept

New Delhi: Delhi Government today forwarded to Vigilance Department the complaint of corruption by a retired Delhi Police inspector against Anti Corruption Bureau chief M K Meena for further inquiry.

Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch Chief M K Meena
Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch Chief M K Meena

Delhi Government has marked the complaint of corruption by a retired police inspector to Vigilance Department for further inquiry, a senior government official said.

Retired Delhi Police inspector Jawahar Lal today lodged a complaint with Delhi government against Meena accusing him of being involved in curtain purchase scam during his tenure as Principal of Police Training College here.

In his complaint, the retired inspector of Police Training College (PTC), Jharonda Kalan, had accused Meena of embezzling Rs 20 lakh in purchase of curtains and curtain rods as Principal of the college during the period from May 11 to July 25, 2005.

Lal, in his complaint, had alleged that Meena committed gross misconduct and conspiracy with some private firms to procure curtains and curtain rods worth Rs 20 lakh (approx) beyond his competence, without obtaining administrative approval and expenditure sanction of the competent authority.

Meena failed to comply with existing General Financial Rules (GFRs) and instructions, Lal said, adding that thus, the loss of substantial public fund was caused to the state exchequer due to his criminal misconduct to obtain pecuniary advantage.

He also requested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ask the ACB to file FIR against Meena and reopen corruption cases involving him.

Delhi government had earlier objected to Meena’s appointment as ACB Chief. Meena’s appointment as ACB chief on the order of Lt Governor had once against brought Delhi government at loggerhead with the central government.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had appointed Meena, the Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police as ACB head superseding Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s hand-picked chief S S Yadav.