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Case Filed Against Delhi Women's Panel Chief

Swati Maliwal alleged with corruption charges by Anti-Corruption Branch

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Publish Date: Sep 20 2016 12:22PM | Updated Date: Sep 20 2016 12:22PM

Case Filed Against Delhi Women's Panel Chief

The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government on Tuesday filed a case against Swari Maliwal, Chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). They filed a complaint that the panel she heads was found indulged in illegal practices, a top official said.

 
The action came after the complaint was filed on August 12 by Delhi Congress leader and former head of the Delhi women panel, Barkha Singh Shukla. In her complaint, she alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party leaders were appointing their associates to the women's committee and gave them benefits.
 
Shukla named Prabhsahay Kaur, daughter of senior AAP leader HS Phoolka, Advisor to women panel's Raj Mangal Prasad, and 83 others as beneficiaries. She also claimed that all the names were obtained through a Right to Information (RTI) inquiry.
 
As reported in IANS, the Anti-corruption branch's chief Mukesh Kumar Meena said a case was registered against Maliwal. On Monday morning, the anti-corruption branch questioned Swati Maliwal for over two hours.
 
She was accused under Sections 13 (Criminal misconduct by a public servant) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Monday night, the anti-corruption branch said.
 
Maliwal reacted after the case was registered in a series of tweets. She wrote, "Came to know that an FIR has been filed. When nothing wrong has been done then one doesn't need to fear, even from god. One has to sacrifice to change the system."