Delhi government to probe its representation in discoms case

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday decided to probe if it was adequately represented in court in a case pertaining to the audit of power discoms during presidential rule beginning February last year to this February.

“Delhi government’s top law officer Rahul Mehra has been asked to probe how well the government was represented in the case between February 14, 2014 and February 14, 2015,” a Delhi government official said.

While admitting the plea of power discoms challenging the audit of their books by the government auditor, the Delhi High Court had noted that the city government’s counsels were not present in previous hearings of the case.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government said it was effectively represented by senior counsel Rajiv Dhawan in the two hearings since February 14 this year — when it returned to power after winning the assembly polls.

In its first tenure, the AAP government had ordered the audit of Delhi’s three power discoms by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. However, it resigned on February 14 in 2014.

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