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DCW chief appears before Court in irregular appointments case

DCW chief appears before Court in irregular appointments case
Delhi Commission for Women's (DCW) Chairperson, Swati Maliwal on Thursday appeared before the Tis Hazari Court, Delhi in the case of alleged irregularities in appointments to the women's rights panel.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) told the court that further probe in the case of alleged irregularities in the recruitment process in still on.

However, Maliwal's counsel told the court that the charge sheet submitted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in connection with the case was incomplete.

The investigating officer (IO) stated that further investigation as directed by the court earlier was underway and sought time to complete the probe. Special Judge Hemani Malhotra granted time to the probe agency and fixed the matter for May 5 for further hearing.

On January 18, Maliwal was summoned as accused by special Court in the case of alleged irregularities in recruitment in the women's panel. Special Judge Hemani Malhotra took under consideration the charge sheet filed by the Anti-Corruption Branch against Maliwal.

The court, however, had said the probe has not identified Maliwal's associates with whose connivance 'illegal practices were adopted' and directed the police to probe their role and file supplementary charge sheet against them.

Later, she was granted bail by the Tis Hazari court in the matter. Special Judge Hemani Malhotra said the evidence in the matter was documentary and Maliwal was not required for custodial interrogation and granted her bail on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and a surety of like amount.

The charge sheet was filed by ACB on December 21, 2016, against Maliwal in connection with alleged irregularities in appointment of AAP workers in DCW.
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