Jung referred 7 corruption cases of Delhi govt to CBI

New Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The then Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had referred seven cases related to alleged corruption in the Delhi government to CBI before demitting office.

CBI sources said the agency has registered two FIRs on the basis of referral while in one case a Preliminary Enquiry has been registered.
They said four referrals are in various stages of considerations at the agency.

The sources said the cases were referred on the basis of Shunglu panel observations which had pointed out these alleged irregularities in the functioning of the Delhi government.

The agency had recently registered a case into the appointment of Nikunj Aggarwal as OSD to Health Minister Satyendra Jain, besides alleged irregularities in the functioning of Delhi Wakf Board.

The sources remained tight-lipped about the four remaining cases which are on various stages of examination at the agency as it may take away surprise factor at the time of registering FIR.

Jung had formed a three-member committee chaired by former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu on August 30, 2016, whose other members were ex-chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and ex-chief vigilance commissioner Pradeep Kumar.

The Committee's mandate was to examine "irregularities" and "infirmities" in over 400 files on decisions taken by the AAP government.

Its tenure was to end on December 2. It had submitted its report to the LG office on November 27.

In August last year, the Delhi High Court had ordered that the Lt Governor was the administrator of the national capital rejecting several pleas challenging the LG's authority after which he had ordered examining of the files.-PTI

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