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Water tanker scam: ACB summons Sheila Dikshit on Aug. 26

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 13:26 IST

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Following accusation from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of shielding Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) scam, Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M.K. Meena today said that they have summoned the former Delhi chief minister for questioning in connection with this case on August 26.

Meena said that they have received an enquiry report from the Delhi Government on the water tanker distribution management system against Dikshit, adding a case has been registered accordingly.

"In their report, they said that the scam is to the tune of Rs. 400 crores. And accordingly, a case was registered with the ACB post which we called Kapil Mishra ji. And we are also inquiring about the same from those, who had submitted the enquiry report," Meena told the media.

"In addition, we have also issued notice to the officers of Delhi Jal Board. We have also issued a notice to Sheila Dikshit ji for questioning on August 26. We will quiz her and we can come to a conclusion only after that," he added.

Responding to a poser as to what would be the next course of action if Dikshit does not appear before the ACB, Meena said nothing can be predicted as of now, but added that the former chief minister would be questioned on August 26.

Dikshit, however, told ANI today that she has not yet received summon from the ACB.

"Once I receive information, I will definitely abide by it. I had received a letter from ACB saying I will be summoned in August. I haven't received any information on specific date as yet," she said.

Dikshit was the chairperson of the DJB when the alleged scam took place.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier last month demanded registration of a case against his predecessor.

Addressing the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal said: "Now that we have submitted a report on the scam to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, the former should ensure that Sheila Dikshit is sent to jail within two months."

Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government had in June last year constituted a fact-finding committee to probe the irregularities in hiring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012 during the Congress' rule. (ANI)