New Delhi: The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government has arrested Vinay Kumar Bansal, son of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law in connection with alleged PWD scam.
Bansal was arrested from his residence in Pitampura on Thursday morning. A possible involvement of PWD officers in the case will be probed.
Reacting to Bansal’s arrest, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the probe against him began much before the Aam Aadmi Party formed government and he was given a clean chit.
Last year, the ACB registered three separate FIRs in an alleged PWD scam, including one against the company of Surender Kumar Bansal. The FIR’s were registered on the basis of a complaint filed by founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation, Rahul Sharma on January 9, alleging irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi in 2015-16.
RACO, an organization which claims to monitor construction projects in the national capital, had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal was involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi.
Sources said Vinay Kumar Bansal was a co-owner of M/s Renu Construction Company and they have found that several letters were sent by him during their communication with PWD. “The arrest was made after the investigators found during their investigation that fake bills were attached for materials that were not even supplied and some of the bills were of companies that do not exist or supply those materials.