BJP demands SIT probe into water theft by tanker mafia in Capital

  • | Thursday | 13th June, 2024

Delhi BJP leaders met the Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora at police headquarters on Wednesday and demanded the formation of a special investigation team and registration of an FIR over the alleged theft of water from the Munak Canal and other sources by the tanker mafia. Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva along with the partys North West Delhi MP Yogendra Chandolia met Arora and handed over a complaint from the party. In the complaint, the party requested the Delhi Police to register an FIR over water theft. "You are requested to register an FIR under sections 166, 378, 379, 409, 405, 420 read with Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and other relevant sections & laws not controlling the water resources but also corruption by the public servants and initiate an immediate and thorough investigation into the theft of water from the Munak Canal and the involvement of any government officials and/or persons holding public offices," said the complaint addressed to the Delhi police chief. "You are further requested to form a special investigation team to conduct a thorough probe to ensure action against the tanker mafia for theft of water from the Munak canal and any government official conniving with them," it stated. It also urged the police to thwart the operations of the tanker mafia as they were depriving Delhis people of their water rights. South Delhi MP Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said, "The situation in Delhi, where people are suffering, is happening in collusion with the officials and elected representatives of Delhi Government controlling the affairs related to procurement and management of water resources as part of larger criminal conspiracy with malafide intention of causing wrongful loss to both the general public as well as Delhi Jal Board." The ruling AAP and BJP are involved in a blame game as the city grapples with one of its worst water crises in recent years amid an unprecedented summer heat. Delhi Water Minister Atishi has accused the BJP-ruled Haryana of deliberately halting the supply of water to the national capital through the Yamuna river. The BJP leaders, however, have accused the AAP government and its MLAs of colluding with the tanker mafia even as people were struggling for water.

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