Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal accused of using public exchequer’s money to spy on ‘aam aadmi’

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According to the report, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had constituted a feedback unit that used Rs 50,000 from the public exchequer to spy on the ‘aam aadmi’ of the state. (Reuters)

Following the alleged scam of Rs 97 crore spent on personal ads, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finds himself embroiled in another case of corruption. A Times Now report claims to have found documents about the CM’s private spy service. According to the report, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had constituted a feedback unit that used Rs 50,000 from the public exchequer to spy on the ‘aam aadmi’ of the state. The report further states that the Aam Aadmi Party government conducted only one sting operation, whose details were kept away even from the Vigilance department. The AAP chief has reportedly kept the feedback unit a secret, even from the Delhi Police.

The Arvind Kejriwal government has also been accused of bypassing the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in setting up the feedback unit and conducting one sting operation on a private school to establish a crime under the POC Act 1988. It was further reported that the government had given a fake name of an ACB personnel (Kailash Chand) to the Vigilance Department. The feedback unit did not even report to the Vigilance Department as per rules. The CM has not accounted for money used for spying.

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Earlier yesterday, LT Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal had directed the authorities to recover Rs 97 crore from the Aam Aadmi Party, which had been spent by the city government on advertisements, something that is in direct violation of Supreme Court. The Lt Governor further ordered an inquiry into the amount of money spent on advertisements which projected Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his party. He asked the chief secretary to fix the responsibility, directed the AAP to reimburse the amount within the period of a month.