Jasmine Shah, the vice chairperson of Delhi government’s think thank Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi, has been restricted from using his office.
The order was issued by Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena late last evening for allegedly misusing public office for political purposes.
Mr Shah’s Shamnath Marg office in the national capital has been locked up and all other facilities that he enjoyed, including his official vehicle, have been withdrawn with immediate effect.
Sources say Mr Saxena has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to remove Jasmine Shah from the post of vice chairman of DDDC. The post is equivalent to the rank of a Delhi government minister.
The order comes a month after Mr Shah was issued a show cause notice by the Lieutenant Governor following a complaint filed by BJP MP Parvesh Verma alleging misuse of public office by acting as the “official spokesperson” of the AAP.