Court backs Delhi CM Kejriwal – elected government supreme

BACKkejriwalDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got a boost in his fight with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung when, the Delhi High Court elaborated on the powers of the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor while ruling on a Delhi policeman challenging the action of the Anti Corruption Bureau against him.

The Court said the ACB can act against Delhi Police personnel accused of being involved in corruption, and denied bail to Delhi Police Head Constable Anil Kumar in a corruption case.

The Bench disallowed Anil Kumar’s bail application saying the ACB of the Government of National Capital Territory Delhi does not have the competence or jurisdiction to act on the complaint and rejected it.

Earlier the high court had pulled up the Delhi police for questioning the jurisdiction of ACB in arresting Kumar who was arrested following a complaint by a scrap dealer on the anti-corruption helpline. The dealer accused Kumar of trying to extort Rs.20,000 from him and threatening to implicate him in false cases.