Delhi DCW Chief In Trouble: Swati Maliwal is facing corruption charges

Delhi DCW chief Swati Maliwal has landed in legal trouble following allegations of nepotism and illegal appointments of people in DCW. The court has said that she allegedly ‘abused her position of power’ and ‘placed AAP workers in key positions in the DCW’.

Maliwal has now been summoned by the court to answer for her alleged crimes. Swati Maliwal is known for her fiery rhetoric and frequent comments on women’s rights. She herself will now face trial on alleged charges of nepotism and favoritism.

The court also ordered that former members of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Promila Gupta, Sarika Chowdhary and Farheen Malik be prosecuted.

Special Judge DIG Vinay Singh said perusal of the minutes of the meetings held by the DCW on various dates, in which all the four accused were signatories, was “prima facie sufficient to point to a strong suspicion that the appointments in question were made by the accused”.

In agreement with each other.” Rather it was claimed that decisions were taken unanimously in those meetings.

The court ordered framing of charges against the accused persons under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and section 13(1)(d) (criminal misconduct by a public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The case was registered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on the complaint of former DCW chairperson and BJP MLA Barkha Shukla Singh. “The circumstances prima facie indicate such a conspiracy among the accused persons,” she said in the case. “Accordingly, a strong doubt arises against all the four accused and the facts prima facie disclose sufficient material to frame charges against all the four accused for the offence,” the judge said.