Delhi Lt governor cracks the whip, passes order to shut down Kejriwal’s Spy unit
The TimesNow investigation yesterday revealed shocking information about Kejriwal’s government in Delhi. It has come to light that Kejriwal since a year had formed an illegal spy team which was spying on many government officials and other members in Delhi to gather secret information.
Arvind Kejriwal falsely named as feedback Unit, but the actual work they did was to spy on many VIPs in Delhi. Kejriwal had hired 15 former police officers and security experts to this job. According to the report, the Aam Aadmi Party government conducted one sting operation, whose details were kept away even from the Vigilance“department. The AAP chief has reportedly kept the feedback unit a secret, even from the Delhi Police. The government had given a fake name of an ACB personnel (Kailash Chand) to the Vigilance Department. The feedback unit did not even report to the Vigilance Department as per rules.
The unit was last year given Rs 10 lakh in secret funds. The funding and expenditure of this unit needs to be probed, besides the exact role this department was playing. Over all, around 40 crores of Delhi government funds was diverted to pay to this spy unit and around 10 Lakhs was spent on buying spy instruments last year.
In 2016, when Ex Lt Governor Najeeb Jung came across few irregularities, he ordered an enquiry into 400 odd files under the chairmanship of former comptroller and auditor general VK Shunglu. The CAG found huge amount of funds being diverted to unaccounted source and warned Kejriwal about the same. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) in January after former L-G Jung sought a probe into seven instances of alleged irregularity by the Delhi government.
After the new Lt Governor was appointed, the cases were again taken up for investigation and a CBI enquiry has been ordered to investigate the source of funding to the illegal spy agency and who were the people they spied on. Today, the Lt Governor Anil Baijal has passed an order to shut down the spy agency of kejriwal and terminated all the staff hired illegally.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia when questioned on the spy unit angrily replied that there was nothing wrong in keeping a spy agency and brazenly defended himself saying “What’s wrong with such a unit? The government should have such arrangements for feedback.