New Delhi: LG to take legal action against Atishi, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Durgesh Pathak and Jasmine Shah for false, fabricated and defamatory allegations of corruption.
Lt Governor Shri VK Saxena has decided to take legal action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders – Saurabh Bhardwaj, Atishi, Durgesh Pathak and Jasmine Shah among others – for highly defamatory and false allegations of corruption by them, attributed to his tenure as Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
These leaders of AAP have recently claimed that “LG is involved in a scam during demonetization in 2016 and demanded a CBI inquiry.” It may be known that the CBI has already inquired into the case at the behest of KVIC itself and has filed the charge sheet as well.
Two people engaged in corruption at KVIC after demonetization
The people on the basis of whose statements these allegations are being manufactured against the LG are the two people who have prima facie been found to be engaged in corruption at KVIC after demonetization by CBI.
It is amply clear that a corrupt AAP is using corrupt people to divert attention from their widespread misdeeds that includes massive corruption in education, liquor and PWD amounting to thousands of crores. This has been the hallmark of Kejriwal and co. to shoot and scoot and then when pushed for truth, apologize.
List of facts in the case
The LG has taken a serious view of these blatantly false, defamatory and obviously diversionary allegations made by these AAP leaders and has decided to take legal action against them so that the AAP does not get away with its characteristic shoot and scoot. The facts of the case are given below:
- The Government of India, on 8th November 2016, demonetized currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500.
- KVIC issued a circular on 9th November 2016, stating that the “old currency notes of the denomination of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 will not be accepted by any sales outlets and establishments with immediate effect.”
- It came to be known that certain demonetized notes were deposited in the account of Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan (KGB), New Delhi, on various dates.
- The matter was immediately referred to the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of KVIC for investigation and action.
- The CBI was also informed accordingly and on the basis of this information, a joint surprise check was conducted by them on 06.04.2017.
- After preliminary investigation, the CVO on 17.04.2017, recommended the suspension and transfer of the following four officials of KGB, New Delhi: 1. Shri AK Garg, Manager II. Shri Ajay Gupta, Sales In-charge III. Shri Sanjeev Kumar Malik, Salesman-III (Head Cashier)IV. Shri Pradeep Yadav, LDC (Head Cashier)
- As per the advice of the CVO, all these four officers/staff were immediately suspended and transferred to different places for conducting free and fair inquiry
- The CVO, in its report, stated that during 10.11.2016 to 31.12.2016, a total amount of Rs 22,17,000/- was deposited in the KGB bank account in Delhi in which 2140 notes were of Rs 500 denomination and 1147 notes were of Rs 1000 denomination.
- On 29″ May 2017, KVIC informed to the CBI about the preliminary investigation done by CVO and action taken against the four officials.
- CBI, after thorough investigation, found the involvement of only two persons, namely, Shri Sanjeev Malik and Shri Pradeep Yadav, both Head Cashier, in depositing the demonetized notes and registered an FIR on 10.07.2017 against them.
- The CBI, after investigation, found that only Rs 17,07,000/- were deposited in the form of demonetized currency notes in the account of KGB, New Delhi, instead of Rs 22,17,000/-, as reported by CVO.
- The CBI, after scrutinizing the relevant cash deposit slips of KGB, New Delhi, concluded that out of the total cash deposit of Rs 22,17,000/ in the denomination of Rs 1000 and Rs 500, a total amount of Rs 5,10,000/- were legal tender and not in the form of demonetized currency notes. Hence, the amount was arrived at Rs 17,07,000/-.
- CBI has already filed charge sheet against the two accused – Sanjeev Kumar Malik and Pradeep Yadav – and the matter is pending in the Rouse Avenue Court, New Delhi.
- It is reiterated that the matter being falsely touted by the AAP is with regards to just Rs 17.07 lakh as against the claims of Rs 1400 crore which is nothing but a figment of imagination for which the habitual liars will face the consequences.