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Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Arrested By CBI On Charges Of Corruption; Sisodia Blames Centre

Published on 4 July, 2016 at 8:09 pm By

On Monday, the CBI arrested Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary, Rajender Kumar, and four others on charges of corruption.


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Kumar has been charged under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

He is accused by the CBI of allegedly favouring a company called M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd. by awarding them five contracts worth Rs.9.5 crore between 2007 and 2014.

 

PTI

PTI

According to reports, Kumar’s arrest comes after the CBI had raided his office at the Delhi Secretariat last year.

Quoting CBI sources, ANI reports that he is accused of being “the kingpin of a Rs.50-crore scam which first started in 2006.” The documents leading to Kumar’s arrest were seized from his office by the CBI in a raid on Delhi Secretariat on December 16.

At the time, Kejriwal had claimed that the CBI also raided his office which the investigating agency denied.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia blamed the Centre of stopping “to a new low seeing the gains made by the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa, Punjab and other states.”

 

All five accused will be produced in Delhi’s Patiala House court on Tuesday. Besides Kumar, the CBI also arrested Deputy Secretary Tarun Sharma.


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