After more than five years (read once again – after more than Five Years) Delhi Police arrested two persons in connection with the controversial midnight hawala transaction of Rs. 2 crores to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The arrested persons are shell companies’ owner Mukesh Kumar and his Chartered Accountant Sudhanshu Bansal. The investigation, in this case, is a shameful affair because of the delay when all details of money transaction came out more than five years ago and it was pointing to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia. Why did it take so long for the Central agencies?
What is this AAP’s Rs. 2 Crores midnight hawala case?
The AAP, during the April 2014 Lok Sabha elections got Rs.50 lakhs each from four shell companies at midnight through online transfer. This got exposed by AAP rebels during the January 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections. Within a week, the media reported that all these four shell companies owned by a Group called SKS Associates, facing tax default (VAT Tax of Delhi Govt).
In politics, such give and take deals are found between rival political parties. There is no other justification for this delay of more than five years.
Citing the tax default and collecting money from the said tax defaulter, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in 2016 and 2017 filed Sanction for Prosecution against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also the Finance Minister of Delhi State to the Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung and later to Anil Baijal. Though Najeeb Jung did not act, the next Lt. Governor Baijal asked agencies to probe into the matter.
However, Lt. Governor did not give sanction for prosecution to Subramanian Swamy to prosecute Kejriwal and Sisodia. Why this was not given in such an open and shut case by the BJP-led Government in Centre? Is another question to be answered. By late 2017, AAP rebel Kapil Mishra also exposed more details about the AAP’s hawala money trails and illegal fund provider Mukesh Kumar. Reacting to Delhi’s Police arrest today (August 21, 2020) Kapil Mishra tweeted:
3 years back I went to media and exposed Hawala & Black Money in AAP
NDTV presented a guy named Mukesh Kumar to prove me wrong and to make a Kejriwal a hero
Today Mukesh Kumar is arrested for Hawala & Black Money
सत्यमेव जयते pic.twitter.com/Lq07mO8S5U
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) August 21, 2020
It is an intriguing question as to, why the central agencies delayed more than five years in such an open and shut hawala money trail? The only answer is: In politics, such give and take deals are found between rival political parties. There is no other justification for this delay of more than five years. Media also kept quiet as AAP ruled Delhi Government was pumping advertisements.
 Delhi: 2 held for donating Rs 2 crore to AAP through shell companies – Aug 21, 2020, Outlook
 Hawala at Midnight: AVAM has a bone to pick with AAP as more skeletons tumble out – Feb 04, 2015, The Pioneer
 Swamy rakes up his Sanction for Prosecution against Kejriwal and Sisodia – May 8, 2017, PGurus.com