Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested the relative of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. ACB has arrested Vinay Bansal, son of Kejriwal’s brother-in-law this morning.
The ACB team had last year raided Kejriwal’s brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal’s residence and office.
The ACB also ordered an inspection of a Public Works Department (PWD) project as part of a probe into an alleged Rs 10 crore scam involving Surender Kumar Bansal.
The ACB action came after filing of three cases against Bansal and senior PWD officers in connection with the corruption allegation against them.
A senior ACB officer said that the raid took place at two other offices of promoters who came under the Bansal’s residence and agency investigation. During the raid, investigators seized several documents.
Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Vinay Bansal, son of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in law, in connection with Public Works Department scam.
— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2018
The investigating agency also questioned six engineers of the PWD in this connection.
The three FIRs were registered against Bansal and the PWD officers after it was discovered that the bills were cleared by different companies for different works. It was alleged that the bills sent to the Public Works Department (PWD) for unfinished works were “false and fabricated”.
The case involving Bansal, who died on 7 May, relates to a drain project and improvement of kerbs from Shani Mandir to Bakoli village up to Drain No. 6 on the National Highway-44.
The FIRs do not mention Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Kejriwal’s name, although complainant Rahul Sharma, Convener of NGO Road Anti-Corruption Organisation, has accused the Chief Minister of helping Bansal to get fake bills of around Rs 10 crore cleared.
The ACB had recorded the statement of Sharma on May 11.