Water tanker scam: ACB gives questionnaire to Sheila Dikshit, gives 3 days to reply

Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday handed over a set of at least 15 questions by Delhi’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) probing the multi-crore tanker scam, and has been asked to reply to the queries within the next few days. A team of ACB officials visited Dikshit’s residence in Nizamuddin area here and gave the questionnaire on the scam.

“We have asked her to reply to the questions within next two-three days,” said a senior ACB official.

Dikshit, however, told the ACB team that she would not be able to reply to the questions immediately and that she needed more time.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government had in June last year constituted a fact-finding committee to probe the irregularities in procuring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012 when Dikshit was leading a Congress government.

The Delhi government had in June sent a report of the fact-finding committee on the scam to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung following which an FIR was registered in connection with the matter. The ACB then had said that they would question Dikshit in connection with allegations against her relating to the scam.

Dikshit had all along been maintaining that there was no corruption at all in procurement of tankers and that the allegations were “politically motivated”.