The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday filed a FIR against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) boss Swati Maliwal over affirmed inconsistencies in arrangement of staff in the ladies board.
The FIR has been recorded under Prevention of Corruption Act and comes after she was grilled by the ACB on Monday over the matter. Speaking to the media after being questioned, Swati Maliwal said that they have asked her 27 questions and have given her a week to respond, adding that the questions pertain to how the DCW managed to make so many appointments.
“In the past one year, we have handled 11,500 cases and attended 2.25 lakh calls. In the past eight years, the former chairperson managed only one case. What is troubling everyone is how we managed to do so much work. We will cooperate with the investigation,” Maliwal said.
The DCW is under the ACB scanner for self-assertively delegating 85 individuals in the previous year.
Around 90 % of legally binding staff of the Delhi Commission for Women, drove by Maliwal, are individuals from her gathering.
A month ago, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had cautioned that Maliwal will be captured soon as there are various choices of the AAP-drove Delhi government which Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to be switched through the LG.
Citing sources, the AAP Chief included that the LG was ‘hell bent’ on evacuating the group which profited on flyovers, including that Maliwal was in threat as well.
Earlier the ACB had raided Maliwal’s office following a complaint by Barkha Shukla Singh alleging that it was indulging in illegal practices of appointing its party associates to plum posts.
However, Maliwal said she will be not “be scared or silenced,” and that the DCW will continue working for women.