Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government allowed a company to sell China-made CNG kits as products manufactured in Canada in the national capital.
He claimed that the company had sold over 10,000 kits with ‘Made in Canada’ tags and the kits were fitted to different types of vehicles, including autorickshaws.
The AAP declined to comment on the issue. Labour Minister and AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Gopal Rai said, “Let them (the Anti-Corruption Branch) lodge an FIR.”
According to Mishra, the owners of the company in question owned another firm which was earlier “blacklisted” by the Delhi High Court for providing duplicate kits.
“The director of the company then formed two other entities—one in Canada and another one in Mumbai. The company in Mumbai was asked to supply the CNG kits to Delhi. However, after cross-checking, we came to know that the Canadian entity did not exist.”
“The Indian entity imported the CNG kits from China, instead of Canada,” Mishra alleged.
He claimed that when the bills of the import were checked, it was found that the Indian company had been selling the CNG kits by claiming that they were manufactured in Canada, whereas they were imported from China.
Mishra also claimed that the AAP government, in a circular issued in 2015 and 2016, had declared the company an “authorised” CNG kit seller, which sold over 10,000 of such kits in the national capital.