Reacting to the CBI raids, Satyendra Jain said that all the members of the creative team are professional and were hired for different projects.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today raided the residence of Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain in connection with alleged violation in the hiring of a creative team by the Public Works Department. According to media reports, the sleuths raided various locations linked to the minister, including his residence.
Officials told PTI that the raids were carried out after registering a fresh case against him in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for the PWD. They added that five more locations, including residences of PWD officials and other private persons, are also being searched.
According to the reports, the CBI had last year initiated a preliminary enquiry into the hiring of 24 architects for a creative wing of the PWD through an agency.
Reacting to the raids, Jain said that all the members of the creative team are professional and were hired for different projects.
Cbi raids my house for hiring creative team by PWD. Professionals were hired for different projects. All were forced to leave by cbi.
— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) May 30, 2018
AAP cries foul
Reacting to the raid on Jain’s residence, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “What does PM Modi want?” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while quoting a report said that NITI Aayog favoured these creative teams. “The Aam Aadmi Party is not going to stop with these practice,” he said.
Jain is a Minister for Health, PWD, Power, Health and Family development in the Arvind Kejriwal government.
Earlier on Monday, the CBI had closed a case against Satyendra Jain related to the hiring of his daughter for Mohalla Clinic. In August last year, a corruption case was filed against Jain.