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ACB files FIR against DCW chief Swati Maliwal

The commission, according to media report, is under the ACB scanner for arbitrarily appointing 85 people in the past year
DCW Chief

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday registered an FIR against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal in connection with a complaint of illegal recruitment in the women’s panel.

The ACB filed the FIR under the Prevention of Corruption Act after she was grilled for around three hours over the matter.

A team comprising five ACB officials reached the DCW office at 11 am to question Maliwal. The ACB had sent a notice last week to Maliwal informing her that she would be questioned on September 19.

After the questioning, the DWC chief told reporters that she was asked 27 questions and have been given a week to respond, adding that the questions pertain to how the DCW managed to make so many appointments.

Maliwal said: “In the past one year, we have handled 11,500 cases and attended 2.25 lakh calls. In the past eight years, the former chairperson managed only one case. What is troubling everyone is how we managed to do so much work. We will cooperate with the investigation.”

The commission, according to media report, is under the ACB scanner for arbitrarily appointing 85 people in the past year.

In August, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had warned that Maliwal will be arrested soon as there are numerous decisions of the AAP-led Delhi government which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to be reversed through the LG.

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