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ACB raids Kejriwal’s brother-in-law residence in PWD scam case

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has carried out raids in connections with the alleged Rs 10 crore PWD scam case. One of the raids was conducted at the residence of Surender Kumar Bansal, the late brother-in-law of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The other raids targeted the offices of promoters of Bansal’s company, who are suspected to be involved in the scam. The ACB has filed three separate FIRs and one of these is against the company that was being run by Surender Kumar Bansal. The other FIRs are against senior PWD officers, who are alleged to have cleared bogus bills submitted by various companies for different types of works.

The ACB action comes in response to a complaint filed by Roads Anti-Corruption Organization (RACO). The organization tracks development projects in the national capital and points out any irregularities. The organization’s founder Rahul Sharma had identified irregularities in the contract process for roads and sewer lines in Delhi in 2015-16. RACO had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal had committed financial irregularities while constructing a drainage system in north-west Delhi. RACO had also claimed that Arvind Kejriwal was involved in helping his brother-in-law to get fake bills cleared worth Rs 10 crore. However, the ACB has not mentioned his name in the FIRs.

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