AAP renews calls for Union Finance Minister’s resignation

AAP releases two letters accuses Jaitley of trying to scuttle DDCA probe
news DDCA Scam Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 18:21

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday released two letters allegedly written by Arun Jaitley during his tenure as DDCA President, ‘pressurizing’ two high-ranked police officers to “close” investigations against the cricket club of a private bank.

Jaitley had purportedly requested former Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta and former Special Commissioner Ranjit Narayan to look into the case fairly and close it at the earliest since “DDCA had done no wrong”.

The Union Finance Minister headed the Delhi and District Cricket Association from 1999 to 2013.

The said letters according to AAP leaders, reportedly substantiate Jaitley’s interference in a police probe regarding the identity of the Syndicate Bank Cricket Club.

Deccan Chronicle reports that DDCA officials clarified that there were two types of clubs: private and institutional. Subsidy is given to the former while the latter does not receive any.

The irregularity -AAP claims- lies in the reported conversion of the Syndicate Bank Cricket Club from an institutional to a private one through collusion of DDCA officials and certain private individuals with vested interests.

Jaitley had allegedly written to Gupta on 27 Oct 2011 and to Narayan on 5 May 2012 asking them to bring the said case to a speedy close, as DDCA had done no wrong in the matter.

AAP renewed its demand for Jaitley’s resignation in the light of these fresh allegations.

Giving Jaitley a clean chit, BJP reiterated that he had done no wrong in writing the letters and the said charge was baseless as Jaitley was not even in power at that time.  

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