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Court issues summons to DCW chief Swati Maliwal in recruitment case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 18: A court here on Wednesday issued summons to DCW chief Swati Maliwal in a case of alleged irregularities in appointments to the women’s rights panel. After taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch, Special Judge Hemani Malhotra issued summons to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Maliwal asking her to appear in court on February 6, the next date fixed for hearing.

“After meticulously examining the material placed before this court which includes the FIR, statements of the witnesses and documents, I am of the opinion that there is sufficient material and evidence to take cognizance of offences under section 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act,” the court said. “I, therefore, order that Maliwal be summoned for 06.02.2017 to face trial.”

A chargesheet was filed against Swati Maliwal, for commission of offence under section 13(1)(d) (by corrupt or illegal means, obtain any pecuniary advantage) and 13(2) (public servant who commits crimil misconduct) of Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act.

Public Prosecutor Atul Kumar Shrivastava told the court that investigation has revealed that the remuneration amount was hiked in a whimsical manner thereby granting undue pecuniary benefits to the close associates of Maliwal, Chairperson, DCW and those connected to the Aam Aadmi Party. (IANS)

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