Press Trust of India
NEW DELHI, 8 AUG: A court here today asked the Delhi Police to file fresh status report on the alleged misuse of government funds to the tune of Rs 22.56 crore by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a 2008 ad campaign before the Assembly polls.
The court said this was necessary as the report filed by it “does not disclose steps taken by the investigating agency on allegations made in the complaint” by ex-Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta.
“I have also gone through the report. I am satisfied that the report does not disclose steps taken by the investigating agency on allegations made in the complaint,” Special Judge Narottam Kaushal said and directed the police to file the fresh status report by 17 August.
The police in its report placed before the court had said it should be left to the President to take a decision on the Lokayukta’s recommendation on the alleged misuse of public funds by Dikshit in a 2008 ad campaign ahead of the assembly polls.
It said “the decision of the President of India would be final in the matter” as the complaint filed by Mr Gupta against Mrs Dikshit are not specific to attract any criminal charge.
Further, the police in its status report said “since the allegations do not constitute a criminal offence, there is no basis for the police to carry out any enquiry/investigation into the complaint”.