Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice AP Shah, Justice B H Marlapalle (Retd) of Bombay High Court and Justice Jaspal Singh (Retired) of Delhi High Court are the internal Lokpal for Arvind Kejriwal's yet-to-be named party.
Kejriwal said it has been alleged that Prashant Bhushan has done irregularities in buying land in Himachal Pradesh, that Mayank Gandhi has links with builders and questions have been raised against Anjali Damania's land deals in Maharashtra.
"We have from time to time requested the government to set up an independent inquiry to investigate into the matter and give us double the punishment than prescribed if found guilty. Unfortunately, the government has been more interested in mud-slinging than setting up an independent probe.
"Therefore, we have formed an independent ombudsmen consisting of three retired judges enjoying a reputation of high integrity and independence to inquire into any charges made against key members of IAC and they will probe Bhushan, Gandhi and Damania," Kejriwal said.
He said they are sending their cases to the three retired judges on Monday and would request them to expeditiously inquire into these charges and give their report as early as possible and within 3 months.
Kejriwal said the ombudsmen would be requested to examine in depth the allegations and material against IAC members, their defense and give a report on whether the allegations show any illegal or immoral act being committed by IAC members.
"If any member is found guilty of any illegal or immoral activity he would be expected to resign from the proposed party," he said.
20.10.12 If Bapu was around, he would have fully approved of Arvind's stand. We hope they come through stronger from the trial by fire.Their strength and their weakness is their idealism.May our belief in good be held aloft!
The question Kejriwal has to answer is: why did he not refer all the data that he possessed against Nitin Gadkari to such a panel of judges in stead of arriving at some conclusions on his own? Because he is playing politics like all other politicians. His primary goal is to shoot and run so that he remains in the focus of public eye and build a political space for himself. His associate Anjali says she has all the papers which prove her innocence legally. But, the real issue is, she was also as greedy for money as those whom these people are projecting to be.
We want another LokPool to enquire into alegations of this Lokpal. We will not aceept the verdict of this Lokpal unless there are cleared by the Lok Pool.