New Delhi: A reply to an RTI application has contradicted Delhi government's claim that its Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has arrested 35 officers and suspended 152 for corruption charges.
According to the details of RTI, which was accessed by India TV, claimed that it has so far arrested only 7 officers on corruption charges.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, on compilation of 100 days in power, claimed that these 35 arrests and 152 suspensions were done after the launch of anti-corruption helpline '1031'.
It had also decked up the city with flex boards claiming the same.
The RTI claimed that till May 10, 2015, the ACB received only 282 calls and FIR was registered in only 7 cases. It also stated that only 7 persons were arrested since the launch this helpline number. It also said that there is no information available on how many cases have been solved so far and in how many complaints, no action was initiated.
RTI activist Vivek Garg said, "The RTI details say 282 calls were made to ACB and FIR was registered only in 7. What about other 275 calls? They have spent crores on these holding to make fake claims. They are presenting wrong details."
The latest revelation has exposed government's claim and also raised questions over its intention to fight corruption.
The Opposition BJP has now come down heavily on the city government for making unfair practice to make such claims. It has demanded the government to put the all names in public domain.
"We have written a letter to LG and a copy is also forwarded to the Chief Minister. We have given him (CM) 48 hour ultimatum to publicise the all names of his claim otherwise we will launch agitation against this government," state BJP chief Satish Upadhyay.