DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who has been set up for charges of inconsistencies in recruitment in the ladies board by the Anti Corruption Branch, on Tuesday said the FIR will “not act as a deterrent” for her even as Satyendra Jain turned out in support of her.

The Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chief said the FIR won’t go about as an obstruction for her and the board will proceed to work and bring up issues which is “disturbing her opponents the most”.

Swati Maliwal DCW Chief
Swati Maliwal DCW Chief

“Even if I am sent to jail, I will prepare a report on the condition of women there and submit it to the Delhi government. The Delhi government and the Centre are working together towards ensuring safety of women,” she told reporters.

“There are a few people whom I would not like to name, they are trying that the two do not work together..communication gaps are being created. This FIR is fake, I have not done anything wrong,” she said.

“If we have to change the system we will have to give some sacrifices. If somebody can prove corruption of a single rupee in my life, I will stop living. I am a follower of Lakshmi Bai and Subhash Chandra Bose…I am not going to be scared,” she added.

A case under section 13(D) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 120B of the IPC was enrolled against Maliwal, ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena said.

The ACB had taken up the test on a protestation by previous DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh, who claimed that few AAP supporters were given plum posts in the ladies panel.

Singh, in her complaint, had listed the names of 85 people who, she claimed, got jobs “without requisite credentials”.

Swati Maliwal was questioned for over two hours by ACB officials yesterday.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain lauded the DCW chief’s efforts saying, “The ACB is questioning her means, she is shaking the trees that are not meant to be shaken.”


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