No criminal offence made out against Dikshit, cops to court

Delhi Police said no criminal offence in complaint by BJP`s Vijender Gupta against Sheila Dikshit seeking lodging of FIR against her for misusing government funds to the tune of Rs 22.56 crore.

Last Updated: Aug 08, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Thursday said no criminal offence is made out in the complaint filed by ex-BJP chief Vijender Gupta against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit seeking lodging of FIR against her for allegedly misusing government funds to the tune of Rs 22.56 crore in a 2008 ad campaign.
"Since the allegations do not constitute a criminal offence, there is no basis for the police to carry out any enquiry/investigation into the complaint," the police said in a status report filed before Special Judge Narottam Kaushal.

Gupta`s counsel Ajay Burman, however, contended the status report does not show the steps taken by the police on the complaint.

To this, the court said "I have also gone through the report. I am satisfied that the report does not disclose steps taken by the investigating agency on allegations made in the complaint."

It then directed the police to submit by August 17 a fresh
status report with regard to steps taken in pursuance of Gupta`s complaint.

Gupta has in his complaint sought registration of FIR against Dikshit and others for alleged criminal breach of trust (section 409 IPC), criminal misappropriation of public funds and criminal misconduct under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

He had said in the complaint that the police have not taken any action against his complaint.

The status report was today filed in compliance with a July 10 court order.

It also said that in the absence of any guideline for circulation of advertisement, it is difficult to infer that any criminal offence has been committed.

PTI