Kapil Mishra to file FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi: Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra, who had accused the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of accepting Rs 2cr bribe in a land deal, has decided to lodge an FIR against him.
Mishra said he will meet the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Tuesday, give them all evidence in support of the allegations and file an FIR.
"Bless me, I am filing an FIR against you," Mishra, 36, said in an early morning press conference in New Delhi where he read out a letter he wrote to the AAP convener.
Cracking the whip, the AAP had on Monday suspended Mishra hours after he made a fresh allegation of corruption against the Delhi CM, alleging that Health Minister Satyendar Jain had told him he had settled a Rs 50 crore land deal in favour of Kejriwal's brother-in-law.
The party trashed the sacked minister's allegations and its Political Affairs Committee (PAC) met in the evening and took the decision to suspend Mishra who was sacked as Minister on Saturday.
"Mishra has been suspended from the primary membership of the party," an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader told IANS.
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He went to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and claimed to have evidence in support of his allegations that two people close to Kejriwal tried to influence the probe in the water tanker scam.
He also dared Kejriwal and Jain to undergo a lie detector test and offered to subject himself to such a test.
Jain, however, denied Mishra's allegations, saying "No such land deal took place" and said he would file a defamation case against Mishra.
"There is a limit to lying. I wasn't present at CM's residence on May 5 (Friday) and I can prove it in many ways," Jain said. "Show us papers (of land deal) or proof if its true?" he said.
"He has lost mental balance and is making baseless allegations as he did not even spare Kejriwal's deceased brother-in-law," he said.
Jain said that Mishra was making allegations against Kejriwal's brother-in-law (Surendra Bansal) who is "no more".
The AAP fielded its senior leader Sanjay Singh to trash Mishra's allegations.
Singh accused the BJP and the central government of being behind Mishra in his campaign against Kejriwal, saying it was part of a larger conspiracy to "finish off" the AAP and to "silence" the opposition.
Singh told the media that the kind of allegations Mishra has levelled makes it clear that "he was being used" to harass Kejriwal and other ministers in the Delhi government.
"Mishra is now speaking the language of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. He is saying the same things the two parties had been saying for months. This makes it clear who is behind all this," he said.
Singh said Mishra was making all sorts of allegation like he witnessed Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore from Jain.
"While making such serious allegations, Mishra did not even feel it important to clarify when the deal was conducted and which relative of Kejriwal was involved," Singh said.
The AAP leader said that at a time when the country was facing serious internal and external security threats, the only priority for the BJP and the central government was to "finish off" the AAP.
With IANS Inputs