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Kapil vs Kejriwal: Mishra drops third bomb, alleges 'hawala network'

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Sacked (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra, whose vociferous campaign against the Chief Minister continues in full steam, entered its third round today as he leveled a new set of charges against Kejriwal.

Mishra dropped another bombshell on friend-turned-foe Kejriwal claiming that the party received money through 'hawala network'.

Mishra showed a powerpoint presentation in a press conference as 'evidence' to back his claim that the party received funds from shell companies.

"Kejriwal is keeping quiet despite me providing clinching evidence of his corrupt practices. I have also presented evidence on the Hawala case last Sunday. It been one week, but no one from the has come up with any clarification. It is evident from this presentation how forged letter heads to shell companies. Even the letter heads were fake," he said.

Mishra also challenged Kejriwal to inform the Income Tax Department that the donation amount received by was from Mukesh Kumar.

"I will prove two things. gets fund from Hawala operators...They are avoiding my questions. The video which was tweeted by Kejriwal on Twitter on Thursday was fake. The Letterhead of companies, who gave donation to are forged. I challenge Kejriwal to tell Income Tax Department that the donation was received from Mukesh Kumar. Mukesh Kumar's company is a bank defaulter. How can he donate Rs 2 crore to " he added.

Rubbishing the claims made by Mukesh Kumar of having donated Rs. 2 crore to AAP, Mishra said it was all plotted by Kejriwal to conceal the identity of Hem Prakash Sharma, who is director in several companies.

"Mukesh Kumar's company is also VAT defaulter. Instead of paying VAT to government, the company donated money to party. government had issued notice to SKN associates, which later donated money to Aam Aadmi Party," he added.

"Why doesn't the Chief Minister give an answer? Kejriwal will have to leave the country the day party leaders' foreign trips come to light," he continued in a strained vein.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Satyendar Jain has filed a defamation case against Mishra and MLA Manjinder Sirsa.

Mishra accused Kejriwal of corruption, claiming that he witnessed Jain handing over Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister.

On Thursday, an east resident had claimed that he owned the four companies that had donated Rs 50 lakh each to the party in April 2014.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 13:13 IST