Bamnoli Land Acquisition Scam: Delhi Govt Refers Case to ED & CBI


The Delhi government has referred to the CBI and the ED’s Vigilance Minister’s report alleging “prima facie complicity” of Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar in the Bamnoli land acquisition matter, reliable sources claimed on Thursday to TDG.
Naresh Kumar has denied any wrongdoing and alleged that “mudslinging” was being done by people with “vested interests,” against whom vigilance action was taken for corruption.
The 670-page report of Vigilance Minister Atishi was earlier submitted to Lieutenant Governor V. K. Saxena by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office. It has demanded Kumar’s suspension and claimed that the scale of “undue benefits” in the matter was more than Rs 897 crore.
The report was referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after the Chief Minister gave the go-ahead, the sources said. Compensation for 19-acre land in South West Delhi’s Bamnoli village for NHAI’s Dwarka expressway was raised from Rs41 crore to Rs 353 crore, but the report claimed that the “scale of undue benefits” in the deal was more than Rs 897 crore. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar’s so-called involvement
In January 2022, the Bamnoli Land Acquisition issue had implications concerning Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar.