Delhi chief minister compliments Delhi police and his party seeks time-bound probe by a commission
GN Bureau | February 21, 2015
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has taken on big industrial houses during his campaign against graft, on Saturday sent out a tweet complementing the Delhi Police for unearthing the corporate espionage racket and said it should now target the “top people” benefitting from the leak. Incidentally, the Delhi police force does not come under the Delhi government but reports directly to union home ministry through the lieutenant governor of Delhi.
Compliments del police 4 bursting espionage rkt. During interogations, police shud try to reach top people, who wud benefit from leaked info— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 21, 2015
The AAP on Friday demanded setting up of a commission to probe the matter in a time-bound manner.
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