Sacked minister records statement before ACB in tanker scam

Sacked minister records statement before ACB in tanker scam

Bhardwaj told his interrogators that when he visited Kapil Mishra's residence in Civil Lines on Wednesday evening, he wanted to have a "discussion and argument" with him over why the former minister has been going against AAP and Kejriwal.

Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra who is on hunger strike for second day on Thursday said he will go to Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and divulge more details in the water tanker scam.

AAP claims that the assaulter Ankit Bhardwaj is associated to the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

In the letter, Mishra claimed that the way AAP leaders and volunteers were quick to brand Bhardwaj as a BJP worker aroused suspicion that the entire episode was scripted "like the past attacks on you (Kejriwal)".

Ruckus ensued at the protest site after the man, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj, allegedly attacked Mishra. "Government officials are sending information to me", Mishra claimed. "The sacked leader began his hunger strike earlier today, demanding that all AAP leaders disclose details of their foreign tours" funding.

On being asked whether the party has diverged from its original principles, Mishra told reporters that it isn't the party but four or five members who have forgotten their principles, in an veiled reference to Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia.

Sacked Aam Aadmi Party minster Kapil Mishra's statement was recorded by the Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday over his allegations that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam. The BJYM said that Bharadwaj could be an AAP activist who may have carried out the attack on Mishra for his allegations. The AAP, however, said the man was not affiliated to the party.

Soon after, Praveen Shankar Kapoor, media in-charge of Delhi BJP, said that no BJP Yuva Morcha worker was involved in any such incident. An FIR filed by the ACB in June 2016 mentions both the Ms Dikshit regime as well as the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government.