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Centre should investigate AAP's foreign funding: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Sunday urged the Centre to investigate all the companies and ministers exposed by sacked (AAP) rebel leader Kapil Mishra, adding that the Modi-led should also gauge the issue underlining accepting money from anti-elements.

"Kapil Mishra has levied grave charges on Arvind Kejriwal and these accusations come under theMoney Laundering Act. Even Mr. Neel who was with Kapil Mishra had raised matching concerns earlier as well. The agencies know about all this, why has an FIR not lodged till now," said Maken.

" Anand Sharma ji had before also raised a point that the is accepting fund from separatists groups.

We urge the should investigate the foreign funding of And find out which anti-elements are funding If needed a special audit should take place. All the companies and name of ministers which he had mentioned should be brought under scrutiny," he added.

Mishra earlier in the day alleged corruption in the funding while stating that facts were concealed from the Income Tax department.

Mishra who is currently on a hunger strike to protest against corruption by said, "For three continuous years, was converted into white and spent on foreign trips of leaders. did not inform about some of its fundings which it received from fake companies."

Mishra further targeted Kejriwal and revealed that 16 shell companies added money worth crores in AAP's bank accounts.

"These fake companies are registered in the name of MLA from Moti Nagar, Shivcharan Goyal. These companies have given Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal at 12 a.m. The fund received from these companies were sent to same branch branch of Axis Bank where there were allegations of converting into white at the time of demonetisation," he added.

has its bank account at the Krishnanagar branch of Axis Bank and all the transactions happen from there.

Mishra also shared a bank cheque without a date which has already been encashed.

"I file case against Arvind Kejriwal in Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday in connection with conversion of to white," the leader said.

However, the press conference took a dramatic turn when Mishra openly threatened to drag Kejriwal 'by the collar' to Tihar jail and then promptly passed out and was carried to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday sent a summons notice to the political advisor of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Vaibhav Kumar in connection with water tanker scam.

Kumar will be interrogated by the ACB on May 17.

Last Thursday, Mishra made "serious allegations" against senior Delhi functionaries in relation to the water tanker scam, which is alleged to have caused a loss of an estimated ?400 crore to the State exchequer, in a detailed statement to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).

Earlier, Mishra submitted documents related to the tanker scam to the ACB, while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the money by the Delhi

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 15:42 IST