DDCA inquiry commission in accordance with law, only court can stop it, says Arvind Kejriwal

Refusing to buzz under any pressure, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the commission of inquiry constituted by his government will continue its probe into alleged irregularities in DDCA even after it was declared illegal by the Union Home Ministry .

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2016, 19:17 PM IST
DDCA inquiry commission in accordance with law, only court can stop it, says Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Refusing to buzz under any pressure, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the commission of inquiry constituted by his government will continue its probe into alleged irregularities in DDCA even after it was declared illegal by the Union Home Ministry .

He said the commission has been appointed in accordance with law and the Constitution and asked the Lt Governor, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Prime Minister's Office to approach the judiciary in case they are "aggrieved" with the panel that was formed through a notification on December 22
last year.

Earlier, the Centre had declared as "unconstitutional and illegal" the setting up of of Commission of Inquiry into the DDCA affairs by the AAP dispensation.

The AAP, in separate reaction, claimed the Centre wanted to "save" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by declaring as illegal the commission of inquiry, saying it and was trying to ensure his "role" during his tenure as head of the cricket body was not exposed. Also Read: Setback for Kejriwal as Delhi LG declares DDCA probe panel 'illegal and unconstitutional'

The AAP government last month had appointed former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to probe alleged irregularities in the DDCA which was headed by Jaitley from 2000 to 2013. The Commission of Inquiry was set up following a resolution passed by the Delhi Assembly.

The party has been accusing Jaitley of wrongdoings during his tenure as DDCA chief. The Union Finance Minister had rubbished the allegations and filed criminal and civil defamation cases in a city court against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for making "baseless allegations".