Court orders FIR against Dikshit for allegedly misusing funds

A Delhi court today ordered registration of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others for allegedly misusing government funds for a 2008 pre-assembly poll advertisement campaign.

Special Judge Narottam Kaushal pronounced the order in an open court on separate complaints filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta and RTI activist Vivek Garg against Dikshit.

Both of them in their complaints have alleged that Dikshit misused government funds to the tune of Rs 22.56 crore in an advertisement campaign ahead of the 2008 assembly polls.

They sought registration of FIR against Dikshit and others for alleged criminal breach of trust (section 409 IPC), criminal misappropriation of public funds and criminal misconduct under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

However, Delhi government’s Director of Prosecution B S Joon had said that the Lokayukta has not pointed out dishonest intention for misappropriating public money by Dikshit and since the Lokayukta has sent the recommendation to the President, his decision would be final in the matter.

The complainants had said the two status reports filed by Delhi Police on his complaints have wrongly concluded that no offence is made out against Dikshit.