ACB summons DCW Chief Swati Maliwal over ‘irregularities’ in appointments

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14 : The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday summoned Delhi's Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal over irregularities in appointments.

The development comes after a complaint filed by Delhi Congress leader Barkha Shukla, and Maliwal is to be questioned on Monday.

DCW is under the ACB scanner for arbitrarily appointimg 85 people in the past year. Around 90 per cent of contractual staff of the Delhi Commission for Women, led by Maliwal, are members of her party.

Last month, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had warned that Maliwal will be arrested soon as there are numerous decisions of the AAP-led Delhi government which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to be reversed through the LG.

Quoting sources, the AAP Chief added that the LG was 'hell bent' on removing the team which made clinics and saved money on flyovers, adding that Maliwal was in danger too.

"Increase min wages in Delhi. Is it illegal? Sources: Big cos met Modiji n opposed it. Now LG sitting on that file. LG hell bent on removing the team which made moh clinics and saved money on flyovers. Sources-LG n PMO hell bent on removing Swati Maliwal 4 doing gud job. She'll be arrested coming week n then removed," he said. Earlier the ACB had raided Maliwal's office following a complaint by Barkha Shukla Singh alleging that it was indulging in illegal practices of appointing its party associates to plum posts.

However, Maliwal said she will be not "be scared or silenced," and that the DCW will continue working for women.

Jung, however, had slammed Kejriwal's claim that he and Prime Minister Modi were in cahoots to become an obstacle AAP's governance initiatives.

"Unfortunately illegal decisions were taken during without my knowledge. Then I wrote to the officials to set things right after the HC verdict. I have received around 250 files till date. Now that the court has drawn the line, they have sent the files. I am working with the hope that things will improve," Jung said..

Source: ANI