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ACB raids DCW office over allegations of illegal practices

Congress leader and former DCW head Barkha Singh Shukla alleges that AAP leaders are appointing their associates to the DCW and giving them financial benefits from the Delhi government
Former chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Shukla Singh

A team of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi government carried out searches at the office of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday. The ACB action came on a complaint filed by Delhi Congress leader Barkha Singh Shukla, a former DCW head, with the agency on August 12.

In her complaint, Shukla alleged that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were appointing their associates to the DCW and giving them financial benefits from the Delhi government.

She named Prabhsahay Kaur, daughter of senior AAP leader H.S. Phoolka, Advisor to DCW Raj Mangal Prasad, and 83 others as beneficiaries.

All the names were obtained through an RTI inquiry, the Congress leader claimed and demanded a detailed inquiry in such activities.

Meanwhile, following the ACB raids at her office, a senior DCW functionary confirmed: “A few ACB officers came to the office around 11.30 a.m. today (Thursday).”

IANS

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