ACB raids DCW office to probe 'nepotism and favouritism' in recruitment

| Updated: Aug 18, 2016 20:41 IST

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): A team from Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Thursday conducted a raid at Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) office, based on a complaint related to the recruitment. Former DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh, who was heading the panel till last year, had filed a complaint with the ACB alleging 'nepotism and favouritism' by its current chairperson Swati Maliwal in appointing employees to the DCW. She had claimed that several Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters were given plum posts in the women's panel. In another complaint, former Delhi chief secretary Omesh Sehgal had alleged that the DCW chief was misusing her official position by issuing a showcause notice to a club of which he is a member. A woman had claimed that Sehgal had harassed her by bumping into her constantly in the club's swimming pool. The woman had claimed that she and her husband were suspended from the club after they filed an FIR against Sehgal. (ANI)