An NGO has filed a complaint against Arvind Kejriwal and his brother in law after it claimed that it has been receiving threats from the two on the basis of a corruption complaint it had filed.
The NGO named Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) had filed a complaint some days back against Kejriwal and his brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal. The NGO alleged irregularities in awarding of contracts for construction of roads and sewer lines. It claimed that Bansal ran dummy companies like Messrs Renu Construction in order to fraudulently obtain contracts via colluding with PWD officers.
Moreover it alleged that in 2015-16 Bansal failed to complete certain contracts but got the whole payment due to the pressure exerted by Kejriwal. On the basis of the complaint, the Police’s Economic Offences Wing registered a preliminary inquiry after whose completion it would be decided whether to dispose off the case or register an FIR. The NGO also wants cases of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy filed against them.
The NGO has now claimed that it was receiving threats and abusive calls from various anonymous number since it had filed the aforementioned case with the Economic Offences Wing. The formal complaint was supposed to be filed around noon. The police has assured the NGO that it would go through their call details in order to ascertain as to who has been making these calls.
If the allegations of threats are indeed real then either this may be a case of passionate supporters of Kejriwal taking matters into their own hands without Kejriwal’s knowledge or Kejriwal and his relative have become so rattled by the charges levied on them that they have proceeded to go to such extreme ends in order to stifle the matter.
Whatever may be the case, if indeed true then it would be extremely unfortunate that a party which had entered politics in order to provide a clean alternative to all the corruption, collusion, nepotism allegedly present in Indian politics, is now also going down the same path.