Wednesday, March 29, 2023

CBI registers FIR against Sisodia, 5 others in Delhi government’s ‘Feedback Unit’ case


New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and five others over alleged irregularities in the Delhi government’s ‘Feedback Unit’.

The FIR registered on Tuesday reads that a preliminary inquiry found that the unlawful manner of creation and working of the Feedback Unit caused wrongful loss to the government exchequer to the tune of approximately Rs 36 Lakh.

The inquiry has thus revealed that the FBU was wilfully created, staffed, funded and incentivized out of public exchequer in an irregular manner by Sisodia, and Sukesh Jain, the then Secretary Vigilance, along with RK Sinha, (Retired DIG, CISF), working as Special Advisor to the CM and Joint Director, FBU, GNCTD, and P K Punj, (Retired Jt. Deputy Director, IB), working as Deputy Director, FBU, GNCTD in violation of rules and regulations and without mandatory approvals, by abuse of their official position and with a dishonest intention to utilize the FBU for purposes other than those for which it was manifestly created.

Further, the officers of FBU namely RK Sinha, PK Punj, Satish Khetrapal besides Shri Gopal Mohan, Advisor to the Chief Minister conspired to mis utilize and allow embezzlement of Secret Service Fund besides using the staff of FBU for gathering political intelligence.


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