LTC scam: JD (U) sends showcause notice to Anil Sahni

New Delhi : The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday sent a showcause notice to party MP Anil Sahni after Rajya Sabha chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari’s approval to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute him for his alleged role in the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam.

Sahni had yesterday dubbed the move as ‘politically motivated’.

“It was me who brought into light this scam following which the CBI conducted a raid at my house. It was me who told the Secretariat about the scam and now, I am being questioned for the role in this scam,” Sahni told ANI.

“Anybody can check my background as to how many times I have raised voice for the problems faced by the poor and the downtrodden. I have the proofs and evidences of my innocence. This is politically motivated. In the end, the truth will come out,” he added.

The scam relates to reimbursements being claimed against fake boarding passes and bills from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

The CBI had filed a chargesheet against Sahni and three others in the scam in October last year.

The agency had sought a prosecution sanction against Sahni, but went ahead and filed the chargesheet due to a delay in the process.

Besides Sahani, others named in the CBI charge sheet were Anup Singh Panwar, an employee of Delhi-based Air Cruise Travels Private Limited, N S Nair, then Office Superintendent (Traffic), Air India and Arvind Tiwari, a private person.

All Parliamentarians (both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha) get 34 free air tickets in a year for themselves, their family members and associates for domestic travel to their constituencies. (ANI)