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  1. CBI arrests Delhi CM’s Principal Secy Rajendra Kumar; AAP says PM Modi wants to finish off Arvind Kejriwal

CBI arrests Delhi CM’s Principal Secy Rajendra Kumar; AAP says PM Modi wants to finish off Arvind Kejriwal

Rajendra Kumar arrest: Manish Sisodia today accused the Modi government of trying to paralyse the Delhi government by arresting and transferringa its officers.

By: | Updated: July 4, 2016 6:42 PM
Arvind kejriwal, Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary, rajendra kumar, Manish Sisodia’s reaction comes after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and four others were arrested by the CBI in a corruption case. (PTI Photo)

Manish Sisodia today accused the Modi government of trying to paralyse the Delhi government by arresting and transferringa its officers. Sisodia’s reaction comes after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and four others were arrested by the CBI in a corruption case.

“Central Govt has now stooped very low by doing this. This is all a conspiracy,” Sisodia hit out.

“We are being targeted, our officers are being transferred. We will show you that our government can work, we will work for the people,” Sisodia said. He went on to challenge that no matter how many officers of the government are targeted, they (AAP) will get work done even from a peon.

AAP leader Ashish Khetan also alleged, “Modi ji wants to finish off Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party.” “CBI, ACB, Punjab police -Modi ji has unleashed all the agencies in the country against one man- Arvind Kejriwal,” Khetan claimed.

 

CBI officials had last year carried out searches at Delhi Secretariat while investigating corruption charges against Rajendra Kumar. The raids had been carried out in December 2015, and Kejriwal had then challenged the PM Narendra Modi to dig out anything against his government. He had also alleged that the target of CBI raid was he himself and not senior IAS official Rajender Kumar, whose office and residence were searched.

“When Modi cudn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and psychopath,” Kejriwal had tweeted, in an attack on Modi.

Rajendra Kumar has emerged as the kingpin of the 50 crore scam which first started activity in 2006, CBI sources have said. There are allegations related to bribery and abuse of position against them, further probe is underway, said CBI Spokesperson, RK Gaur.

All 5 accused including Rajendra Kumar will be produced in Delhi’s Patiala House court tomorrow. Deputy Secretary in Kejriwal’s office, Tarun Sharma is among the 5 arrested by the CBI.

Kumar, an IIT alumnus, is accused of favouring certain companies in awarding government contracts from 2007-2014. The 1989 batch IAS officer, who held several important positions under the previous Congress government, was appointed Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister in February when the AAP wrested power for the second term.

Kumar is known to be close to Arvind Kejriwal.

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