New Delhi: LG-appointed ACB chief M K Meena has become "more aggressive" as no order has been passed against him, the Delhi government alleged in the High Court on Thursday, charging the official with not working in accordance with law.
Making the submission before Justice V P Vaish, counsel for Delhi government said "since no order has been passed in this petition, the man has become more aggressive and is also not allowing others to work."
Senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for the AAP government, also alleged that Meena was "not working in accordance with law."
Countering the contention, Meena's counsel said the Delhi government was trying to "abuse the process of law" and the LG-appointed ACB chief was acting in accordance with law.
Alleging that the Arvind Kejriwal-government had a grudge against Meena and wanted him out, he also claimed that there has been no willful disobedience on the part of the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief.
Appearing for Meena, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh also sought time to respond to a show cause notice issued to the ACB chief seeking explanation why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him on AAP government's claim that he had violated the court's order by removing an SHO of the anti-graft body.
Though the AAP government opposed Meena's plea for time saying it was a "delaying tactic", the court granted two weeks to the ACB chief to file his response.
The AAP government had approached the court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Meena, who had shunted out inspector Vinay Malik, appointed by it as SHO ACB, and posted inspector Brij Mohan in his place.
On this, the court had also issued show cause notice to inspector Brij Mohan, who was appointed as the new SHO of ACB by Meena, for allegedly not lodging FIR on complaints received by the anti-graft body between June 8 and 17.