Meena stalling probe into key cases: CM
In a letter to Jung, Kejriwal conveyed stated that Meena was not complying with orders of the Vigilance Department, under which the ACB functions, and that he was not allowing the agency to function effectively. “The CM has apprised the Lieutenant Governor on how Meena was stalling investigations as well as other important works of the ACB,” sources said. However, Meena could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. On 30 <g data-gr-id="32">June ,</g> the AAP government had curtailed Meena’s powers, asking him to look only after the training work and monitor cases under trial.
“The CM also apprised the LG that Meena <g data-gr-id="30">not</g> complying with the Vigilance Department’s order, despite the fact that the ACB works under it,” sources said. According to the Kejriwal government, the Director of the Vigilance Department is competent to allocate work among officers in the ACB. On June 30, Vigilance Department’s Director <g data-gr-id="24">Sukesh</g> Kumar Jain had issued an order, asking Meena to look after the training work and monitor cases under trial, till the High Court decides on the validity of his appointment.
In his order, Jain had said that ACB’s additional commissioner SS Yadav shall report directly to him and supervise DCPs, ACPs, Inspectors and SHO of all police stations under ACB, besides supervising all investigations, inquiries and other functions of ACB and its police station.
Last month, the Delhi high court had refused to restrain Meena from entering the ACB office as sought by the Delhi government.
On June 8, Joint Commissioner Meena, a 1989-batch Indian Police Service officer, took charge over the <g data-gr-id="27">ACB,</g> after he was appointed by Jung. The AAP government had reacted sharply to his appointment.