Will write to Centre to probe alleged CNG scam: Gopal Rai

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Delhi’s Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Monday said he will write to the central government to probe the “CNG scam” alleged by a woman who threw ink on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

He said the city government has nothing to do with the alleged “CNG scam”.

“The CNG scam, about which the woman is talking about, has nothing to do with the Delhi government and has no links with the government’s odd-even plan,” Rai said.

“Tomorrow (Tuesday), I will write to the central government and ask it to probe the matter properly as the scam is related with the CNG testing centres which are run by the (union) ministry of commerce and industry.”

The woman named Bhawana Arora, alleging a “CNG scam” in the Aam Aadmi Party government, threw ink at Kejriwal on Sunday at a public gathering held to mark the “success” of the odd-even traffic restriction scheme at Chhatrasal Stadium in north Delhi.

Rai said that according to the documents procured from the woman, it was known that a few CNG testing centres — which inspect CNG cylinders in vehicles — had given a clearance certificate on the registration number of a motorcycle.

“These CNG testing centres are managed by the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation (PESO) under the ministry of commerce and industry. So the central government is responsible for such a lapse and the Delhi government had nothing to do with it,” Rai added.

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