The move by Meena, whose appointment had been opposed by the Arvind Kejriwal government, comes two days after an RTI activist and BJP leader, Vivek Garg, filed a complaint with the anti-graft body seeking a probe into it.

ACB sources said a separate team has been formed and the probe has already begun. "Initially, a five-member team has been formed but more personnel may be added as and when needed," they said.

Reacting strongly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia cited Delhi government was ready for any investigation into procurement of onions but wondered why the Centre was not forthcoming in ensuring a fair probe into the CNG fitness scam.

"We have today heard that Modi ji has initiated an ACB probe into it because ACB is presently working under him. ACB chief M K Meena openly says that he has directions from the PMO and even Central government also says that ACB is theirs. ACB is probing the alleged onion scam at the behest of Modi government and we are ready for any type of probe," said Sisodia.

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