Lokayukta indicts Delhi CM for misusing govt funds

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 18:24

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Delhi Lokayukta on Wednesday indicted Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for misusing government funds for carrying out an ad campaign. The Lokayukta further recommended recovery of Rs 11 crore.

This comes a week after the Lokayukta on May 15 issued show cause notices to Dikshit, Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami and six other MLAs. It had objected to putting up of hoardings and banners allegedly in violation of law.
Dikshit and others were given time till May 22 to submit their replies. The Lokayukta had, however, observed that enforcement agencies were reluctant to act against the “powerful and mighty”.
The notices by Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin had been issued in response to a petition filed by S K Saxena seeking action against public functionaries who put up hoardings and posters without taking permission from concerned authorities.

Fourteen current and former municipal councillors were also issued notices by the anti-graft body for erecting posters and banners in violation of the law.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 18:24

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