Subramanium writes to NSA Doval, BJP dubs move cheap publicity
The former has called it the right of Subramanium while the latter slammed the one man Commission of Inquiry as an exercise in ‘cheap publicity and propaganda’ and working at the behest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Subramanium has written to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, seeking dossiers of five officers each from IB, CBI and the Delhi Police to assist him in investigations.
Subramanium, who has accepted the offer to head the inquiry panel formed by the city government in this regard, also wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requesting him to send the names of five “outstanding” investigative officers from the Anti-Corruption Branch with their dossiers.
Subramanium told Kejriwal that he has written to Doval as the Central government “itself called upon the Delhi government” to get an investigation done into alleged irregulariies in the Delhi and District Cricket Association
“Obviously, this means that the Central government would render all possible assistance in this regard,” the top lawyer wrote. In his letter to Doval, Subramanium said that “some of the disclosures may also pertain to national security”.
“...it is important that I must ask you to step in and offer suitably qualified officers who will also be morally endowed to assist the Commission,” he wrote.
From Doval, Subramanium sought shortlisted dossiers of five of the “best officers of the IB, who should be of the level of joint director and below”, five officers from the CBI and five officers of the Delhi Police, with their records.
“I would leave it to your discretion to choose any officers(s) from any of the other state cadres, you believe to be competent,” he added.
The noted told a TV channel that his request to Doval is part of the enquiry procedure which calls for appropriate “logistical infrastructure” before beginning the probe.
“I don’t want in hindsight to feel that he (Doval) was not sufficiently briefed as he is a person who understands the ramifications correctly and that is why I wrote to him. I cannot judge by my personal imagination who can be a competent person to investigate,” he said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has backed the decision of Subramanium as according to him he is within his rights to write NSA for impartial investigation into the matter.
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