After being remanded to 5-day custody, Principal secretary Rajendra Kumar has been suspended by the Delhi government.
Rajendra Kumar was remanded to 5 day custody after CBI sought a 10-day remand against him. There are 5 contracts under scanner.
Rajendra Kumar was accused of promoting a private company and facilitating tenders worth Rs 9.5 crore during the Sheila Dikshit tenure.
After several months of investigation, CBI had raided Rajendra Kumar’s offices in 2015.
According to CBI sources, Kumar has been charged with abusing his official position to award contracts to M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd. and securing government tenders worth Rs. 9.5 crore between 2007 and 2014 for the company.
CBI Court remands all five accused including Delhi Principal secretary to 5-day police custody, in a corruption case.
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BJP MP Maheish Girri said on Tuesday that the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary Rajendra Kumar and four others on corruption charges clearly shows the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is allowing corruption to run rampant under their nose.
While Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said “Arresting a Principal Secretary and a Deputy Secretary is a conspiracy to paralyze the Chief Minister’s office.”