ACB seeks more time from Delhi court to probe DCW case

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New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday told a court here that it needs more time to conclude further probe in a case of alleged irregularities in appointments made to the Delhi Commission for Women by its chief Swati Maliwal.

Special Judge Hemani Malhotra granted more time to ACB to conduct further investigation and listed the matter for November 7 for further hearing.

On January 18, while issuing summons to Maliwal, the court had directed the ACB to investigate the matter further and identify those who connived with her.

“From the material placed on record, it appears that the investigation has not identified the other associates of Maliwal in whose connivance the illegal practices were adopted,” the court said.

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Maliwal, who is out on bail, has been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The ACB action followed a complaint by Maliwal’s predecessor Barkha Singh Shukla of the Congress.

Shukla alleged that Aam Aadmi Party workers were appointed in the DCW to fetch them financial gains. The ACB investigated 85 appointments.

Maliwal denied the charges, saying that the action was taken to put pressure on her not to investigate cases against leaders of a political party.



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