Arvind Kejriwal relative Vinay Bansal arrested in corruption case

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The Delhi government’s anti-corruption branch (ACB) on Thursday arrested Vinay Bansal, a relative of the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a corruption case.

Vinay Bansal, Son of Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law has been accused in a PWD scam.

Special commissioner of police Arvind Deep who heads the anti-graft unit confirmed Bansal’s arrest. “He was a partner at the firm along with his father. In the PWD scam case, their company had submitted bills for purchasing materials for a construction work. Our investigation revealed there are no such firms. The bills were fake. He was arrested today.”

The ACB falls under the Department of Delhi Govt.

The ACB had registered an FIR on a complaint filed by whistleblower Rahul Sharma who alleged that Surender Kumar Bansal had allegedly shown fake bills and taken money from the Public Works Department (PWD) for a construction work.

Founder of Roads Anti Corruption Organization and an engineer by profession, Rahul Sharma had told the police that he had received death threats via unidentified mobile numbers ever since he lodged his complaint.

Police filed three FIRs in May 2017 to probe the alleged corruption charges against Surender Bansal and senior PWD officers for billing the department by submitting purchase bills of raw materials from firms, which existed only on paper. His father Surendra Bansal died on the day the FIRs were registered.

The bills of around Rs 6 crore were for a supposed construction work at two sites in Bakoli village and Indira Nehru Camp in Delhi.

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