New Delhi: Delhi's anti-graft bureau head MK Meena on Tuesday accused the AAP government of trying to abuse the process of law and the LG-appointed ACB chief was acting in accordance with the law.
Making the submission before the Delhi High Court, Meena's counsel questioned Delhi government's power to set up an inquiry commission to probe a scam without seeking the Centre's approval.
"It is total abuse of the process of law as the power lies with the Central Government. I will demonstrate," the counsel told Justice V P Vaish.
Alleging that the Arvind Kejriwal government had a grudge against Meena and wanted him out, he also claimed that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief was acting in accordance with law and there has been no willful disobedience.
The ACB chief's counsel also sought six weeks to respond to a show cause notice issued to Meena seeking explanation why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him on AAP government's claim that he had violated the court's order by removing an SHO of the anti-graft body.
Though the AAP government opposed Meena's plea for time saying it was a "delaying tactic", the court granted time to Meena to file his response within four weeks and listed the matter for hearing on October 8.
During the hearing today, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Delhi government, alleged that Meena was "not working in accordance with law" and not allowing anyone else to work.
The city government has been claiming that it has the power to set up a probe commission for which the approval of the Lieutenant Governor was not required.
The court had also issued show cause notice to inspector Brij Mohan, who was appointed as the new SHO of ACB by Meena, for allegedly not lodging FIRs on complaints received by the anti-graft body between June 8 and 17.