Cong seeks probe into money-laundering allegations against Kejriwal

New Delhi [India], May15 : A day after sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of money laundering, the Congress on Monday called for an investigation while questioning the Centre's silence over the matter.

"This is a very serious allegation. Kejriwal have to give answer on this. Why Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not taken any action till now. A money laundering case should be registered against Kejriwal. This matter should be probed," Congress leader Ajay Maken told ANI. Demanding Kejriwal's clarification over the allegations, Congress leader Ajay Kumar said that Mishra also should give the evidence for his claims.

"Arvind Kejriwal should give a clarification over the allegation made by Kapil Mishra. Mishra also should give the evidence for his claims. Kejriwal is holding the Constitutional post, therefore, it is his responsibility to answer all questions raised by Misha," Kumar told ANI.

In a dramatic press conference, Mishra yesterday accused Kejriwal of corruption and warned him to resign by the evening.

Addressing a press conference, Mishra said, "Arvind Kejriwal, have some shame. If you don't resign by today evening, I will drag you from your office to Tihar Jail." Mishra further alleged that for three continuous years, black money was converted into white and spent on foreign trips of the AAP leaders.

"AAP did not inform about some of its funding which it received from fake companies," he said. Mishra targeted Kejriwal and revealed that 16 shell companies deposited money worth crores in AAP's bank accounts.

"These fake companies are registered in the name of AAP MLA from Moti Nagar, Shivcharan Goyal. These companies have given Rs. two crore to Kejriwal at 12 a.m. The fund received from these companies were sent to same branch branch of Axis Bank where there were allegations of converting black money into white at the time of demonetisation," he added.

He further alleged that the AAP has its bank account at the Krishnanagar branch of Axis Bank and all the transactions happen from there.

Mishra also shared a blank cheque without a date which has already been encashed. "I file case against Arvind Kejriwal in Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday in connection with conversion of black money to white," the AAP leader said.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday sent a summons notice to the political advisor of Kejriwal, Vaibhav Kumar in connection with water tanker scam.

Kumar will be interrogated by the ACB on May 17. Mishra made serious allegations against senior Delhi Government functionaries in relation to the water tanker scam, which is alleged to have caused a loss of an estimated Rs 400 crore to the State exchequer, in a detailed statement to the ACB.

Earlier, Mishra submitted documents related to the tanker scam to the ACB, while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the money by the Delhi Government.

Source: ANI