A secret group called the ‘Feedback Unit’, which was directly under Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has come under the scanner of CBI. Why? Because the Vigilante Department of the Delhi government has given some shocking details about the working of the unit.
This unit was allotted a secret service fund of Rs 1 crore out of which only Rs 50,000 has been spent on a sting operation, allegedly, to expose corruption in a private school. The Vigilante Department has written a letter to the CBI, giving details of the alleged spy unit. According to the letter, Rs 50,000 were spent to do a sting operation in a school named Kalka Public School, Alaknanda. The money was allegedly given to one Kailash Chand in the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). What shocked the Vigilante Department was what they found after primary investigations. They found that there was no person named Kailash Chand in the ACB. Shocked? Well, so is everybody.
Do you know who all parts of this Feedback Unit were? According to a report by DNA, retired officers of the Intelligence Bureau, RAW and IT Department are part of the unit, and were also provided with some really high-end vehicles including two SUVs, a car and three bikes. They were also given a supporting staff of four data operators who were hired by the Delhi government. The payment of the staff of the unit was p aid according to the audience.
And what again shocked the department was, that the staff has recorded 100% performance, and an amount of Rs 40,82,982 was spent via various expenses. The unit was formed under the Vigilante Department and they had no idea of the staff or the work they did. While the unit was under them, but it was functioning directly under the Chief Minister’s Office.
Here’s something that will shock you again. This is what the letter read –
‘In the Budget for the financial year 2016-2017, Rs 1 crore was kept for secret service expenditure. It was proposed by Deputy Director (Feedback) to provide Rs 20 lakh as a secret fund to the unit during the current financial year. From the budget, Rs 10 lakh was released in two tranches for Rs 5,00,000 each. Out of the Rs 10 lakh, Rs 5.5 lakh has been reportedly spent on espionage work. The last expenditure from the fund was an amount of Rs 50,000, which has been stated to be given to Kailash Chand. The details of utilisation of Rs 5.5 lakh from the secret service expenditure are not available, except to the extent of Rs 50,000 as mentioned above.’
The report said that the Delhi cabinet cleared the decision in September 2016 WITHOUT necessary approvals from the Lt Governor.
This comes a day after the Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal had directed the authorities to recover Rs 97 crore from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Mr Arvind Kejriwal, what do you want to say about this?