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Complaint against AAP MLA Sarita Singh for allegedly taking bribe, Delhi Police probe charges

In further trouble for the Aam Aadmi Party, a complaint has been filed against its MLA Sarita Singh in an alleged bribery case.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 18, 2016 10:22 IST ]
AAP MLA Sarita Singh
AAP MLA Sarita Singh

In further trouble for the Aam Aadmi Party, a complaint has been filed against its MLA Sarita Singh in an alleged bribery case, a charge termed "baseless" by the legislator. 

Delhi Police said yesterday that it was investigating the complaint against MLA from Rohtasnagar who was accused by a man of taking money in the name of providing government jobs.

"One Shakeel with two persons came to Welcome police station today with a complaint that MLA Sarita Singh took money from him in the name of getting him employed. The trio have alleged that they paid Rs 9 lakh to the AAP MLA for getting job and the complaint is under investigation," said A K Singla, DCP (north east). 

However, police has not registered any FIR in connection with Shakeel's complaint, he said. 

Shakeel, in his complaint, claimed to be an AAP activist. 

Sarita, however, accused Shakeel of "forging" her signature, using her letter pads and "duping her off" Rs 7.5 lakh. 

She also said that Shakeel was "expelled" by the partyfor these acts. 

In her complaint to the police, she said that Shakeel was assigned to instal street lights in Welcome area but later she came to know that he was "taking illegal commission" for getting work done from locals. 

"Further after making enquiries from BSES, I came to know that he got sanctioned Rs 7.5 lakh by showing my letter pad and putting my forged signature on stamp paper," she said. 

Both Shakeel and the MLA have also accused one another of issuing death threats. 

The complaint has been lodged by the MLA at Man Sarovar Park police station for registration of an FIR against Shakeel. 

 

"The complaint by MLA Sarita Singh has been received and we are looking into it," said a senior police officer.

Saritha Singh was previously booked for misbehaving with a Delhi Police official last November. She allegedly hurled abuses at an assistant sub-inspector, when he got into an altercation with the MLA’S driver. 

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