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New Delhi: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Monday reacted sharply to the appointment of joint commissioner M.K. Meena as the head of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), alleging a conspiracy behind the move.

In a veiled attack on lieutenant governor (L-G) Najeeb Jung, without naming him, the deputy chief minister tweeted, “was the appointment of new ACB chief done out of fear over opening of CNG fitness scam files?"

In a series of tweets, Sisodia wrote, “what is the hurry behind constituting a post of Joint Commissioner in ACB? What is the conspiracy behind posting one’s favourite man and asking him to join in the night itself?"

Jung appointed joint commissioner M.K. Meena as the chief of the ACB which was till now headed by S.S. Yadav. Meena is currently serving as joint commissioner of New Delhi range and the L-G’s order said he has been given additional charge of ACB.

Sisodia alleged that Meena had tried to “trap" him by trying to make suicide of a farmer in rally in Jantar Mantar in April as a murder. “One should remember that this is the same officer who had termed Gajendra Singh’s suicide as murder and conspired to frame me by writing a fake script," Sisodia wrote on his micro-blogging website.

The Aam Admi Party also condemned the L-G’s move to appoint Meena as new ACB chief. Senior party leader Ashutosh questioned the move on the micro-blogging site saying: “When LG himself is in dock in CNG case he has appointed joint chief of ACB. This is brazen attempt to save himself from investigation," Claiming that the move was a contempt of court, he tweeted “LG’s appointment is fit case of contempt of court. Delhi HC categorically said ACB is under Delhi Govt/not under LG. LG cant appoint anyone (sic)."

The ACB on Saturday had decided to “reinvestigate" the alleged 2002 CNG fitness scam of 100 crore in which three top officials of Sheila Dikshit government were under scanner.

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