LG – Najeeb Jung
“While we are taking legal opinion on the matter, the committee has decided to… summon the LG. It is well within its right to summon any official holding even a constitutional post,” said Rakhi Birla, chairperson of the House Committee on Petitions, one of the committees in the Delhi Assembly.
In an open confrontation with LG Najeeb Jung, AAP Thursday said the House Committee on Petitions has decided to summon him to explain his inaction in four complaints filed against the previous Sheila Dikshit government.
On Jung forwarding BJP MP Maheish Girri’s letter against NDMC estate officer MM Khan, who was allegedly murdered for not accepting a bribe from Delhi hotelier Ramesh Kakkar, to the civic body, the party demanded the LG’s resignation and arrest.
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AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said, “We want the LG to step down from his post and Delhi Police to arrest him. If he does not resign, the Centre must sack him. This probe must be carried out by an impartial agency. Since Delhi Police reports to the LG, it is not in a position to be independent, unless his powers over the police are suspended.”
He added, “This entire murder conspiracy reeks of a nexus between a corrupt hotelier, who murdered an honest officer, and did so without the fear of law, because of direct political protection and patronage. It appears that protection and patronage has been given by BJP MP Maheish Girri and (NDMC vice-chairperson and BJP leader) Karan Singh Tanwar.”
Chadha said, “Is there a mastermind behind these three players who has orchestrated this conspiracy? The possibility of this must be explored by the probe agency. A corrupt political system of which the BJP, the LG and the hotelier sought to take advantage of, has made an honest officer their casualty. Nothing short of their immediate arrests and an probe into their roles will suffice.”