Beefing up its vigil against corruption, the Delhi government has set up a team of officials to monitor corruption in offices under the Delhi administration. The team will report directly to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said government sources Thursday.
On Thursday, the team — which has been active for a few weeks — brought two cases of corruption to the government’s attention following which a Motor Licence Officer (MLO) at Sheikh Sarai and a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) at Kapashera have been ‘removed’ from their position, government sources confirmed.
The team has constantly been monitoring various Delhi government offices. According to sources, the team learnt that the MLO was getting kickbacks through juniors officials, who have also been brought under the scanner. The SDM, sources said, had been receiving bribes through lawyers and deed writers at the sub-registrar’s office.