Swati Maliwal Booked In A Corruption Case; She Says Sacrifices Needed To Change The System

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6:23 pm 20 Sep, 2016

A case has been registered against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal by the Anti-Corruption Branch for giving plump positions to AAP workers in the panel.

“A case was registered against Maliwal.Maliwal was accused under Sections 13 (Criminal misconduct by a public servant) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Monday night,” Anti-Corruption Branch’s chief Mukesh Kumar Meena told IANS.

The action comes after a complaint was filed against Maliwal by Congress leader and former head of the Delhi women panel for giving financial benefits to AAP associates.

In her complaint, the Congress leader Barkha Singh Shukla alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were appointing their associates to the women’s committee and gave them financial benefits

Shukla named Prabhsahay Kaur, daughter of senior AAP leader HS Phoolka, Advisor to women panel’s Raj Mangal Prasad, and 83 others as beneficiaries.

Claiming she had done nothing wrong and one has to sacrifice to change the system, Maliwal said:

Maliwal was questioned by the officials over alleged illegalities. They have sought her response to 27 questions within a week.

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