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Arvind Kejriwal sacks Food Minister Asim Ahmed on corruption charges
We have received a serious complaint of corruption against our Cabinet Minister Asim Ahmed| In a move that took his own party by surprise, AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced at a press conference that his government has sacked Food and Civil Supplies and Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan on alleged charges of corruption. Kejriwal also said that his government has referred the alleged charges to the CBI and appointed first-time MLA from Ballimaran, Imran Hussain in his place.
Kejriwal said the decision to sack Khan was based on taped conversations purportedly between the Minister and “a liaison between… a builder” which indicate that the Matia Mahal MLA allegedly took a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to allow the construction of a building inhis constituency. The AAP government also released a four-minute clip from a purported one-hour compilation of taped conversations between Khan and an unidentified man allegedly spread over one or two months.
 The released clip did not appear to provide any conclusive evidence but included lines purportedly uttered by Khan, such as these: “Muchse chhe keh gaya tha, aapko teen pe daal diya. Aapko beech me indaalkar mujhe nuksaan ho gaya. Mein apne aap kar loonga. Mere samne bolne kiitni himmat nahi hoti (He told me six and told you three. I think I have suffered a loss by involving you in this. I will handle this. He would not have had the courage to speak in front of me)”. Saying that Khan’s sacking would drive home the anti-corruption message for every bureaucrat, MLA and minister.
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Date : 10/10/2015 9:42:49 AM News Bye : sudha Like :
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