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What is the Delhi Water Tanker scam?

What is the Delhi Water Tanker scam?
07 May 2017
  • In light of Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra's sacking, and his allegations of corruption within the AAP, the Delhi Water Tanker Scam has found its way back to the limelight.
  • The Rs. 400 crore scam dates back 2012, and allegedly involves corruption in successive governments in Delhi.
  • Mishra's latest allegations to the Delhi L-G also mean more political problems for the AAP.

  • The tanker scam: How it all started
    The tanker scam
  • In 2012, Sheila Dikshit, the then chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board, had given tenders for procuring around 385 stainless steeltankers from private companies.
  • This then came into light in 2015 when the AAP government brought around a committee to investigate into the irregularities attached to this hiring.
  • Under the Delhi Water Minister, Kapil Mishra, a five-member team was formed to look into this.

  • Report alleges Rs.400 crore corruption in awarding tenders
  • The committee submitted the report in August 2015, bringing into light the corruption involved in hiring the water-tankers from a private company.
  • The report showed that a consultant based out of Hyderabad was appointed on a nomination basis, and this set back the government-owned Jal Board by about Rs. 400crore.
  • The committee requested that an FIR be filed against Dikshit against these corruption allegations.

  • Mishra and Kejriwal
  • Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra, urged the Kejriwal government to take action against officials of Sheila Dixit's government, but Kejriwal allegedly delayed the probe.
  • Mishra alleged that Kejriwal was attempting to protect people within the AAP by delaying the probe into the matter.
  • He reportedly raised these concerns with Kejriwal, following which he was fired from the party.

  • This post first appeared on NewsBytes: Latest News, Breaking News India, Today News, Current News, please read the originial post: here

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