Bribery charges against AAP leader Imran Hussain: HC seeks reply from Kejriwal govt on plea seeking CBI probe

Delhi HC on Friday sought response from AAP government over a plea seeking CBI probe in alleged bribery charges against Minister Imran Hussain.

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over a plea seeking CBI probe in alleged bribery charges against Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led government told court that it needs some time to file a status report on the corruption charges levelled against Hussain by the Congress.

Court fixed the next date for hearing on July 27.

In February, the Congress had alleged that Hussain's staffer had been caught on camera demanding bribe on his behalf.

Congress had demanded immediate resignation of the Delhi Minister, alleging a sting operation has purportedly revealed that a Rs 30 lakh bribe was demanded by a person for regularising an illegal construction in Ballimaran area of north Delhi on his behalf, a charge denied by the AAP leader.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken released a sting video, purportedly showing a man seeking money from one Qaseem. Maken claimed the man was Hammad, a staffer at Hussain's office. The man was also heard saying that they had to "give money" to get an AAP ticket in the assembly polls.

Hussain was made minister in October last, replacing Asim Ahmed Khan who was sacked by Delhi Chief Minister for demanding a bribe of Rs 6 lakh from a builder.

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