CBI raids Delhi CM Kejriwal’s office

New Delhi (PTI): The Central Bureau of Investigation today conducted raid on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office.

CM Kejriwal tweeted about the raid. He said PM Narendra Modi could not handle him politically so he resorted to this cowardice.

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CBI raids Delhi CM office

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday raided Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office here, Kejriwal tweeted.

Kejriwal said his office has been raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“CBI raided my office,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Kejriwal said in another tweet: “When Modi could not handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice.”

Delhi chief minister’s office is located at the Delhi Secretariat.

The reason for the CBI was not immediately known.

Modi a coward and psychopath: Kejriwal on CBI raid (Lead)

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “a coward and a psychopath”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday after he said that his office was raided by the CBI.

“Modi is a coward and a psycopath,” tweeted an incensed Kejriwal.

“CBI raids my office,” he said and added: “When Modi cudn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice.”

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), however, said that they did not conduct raids at Kejriwal’s office.

A CBI official said that a case has been registered against the secretary to Delhi CM Rajendra Kumar on the allegation of abusing his official position to favour a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders from Delhi government departments.

“After taking warrants, searches are being conducted in the office and residence of Rajendra Kumar. The allegations against Kumar were raised by member secretary Delhi Dialogue Commission Ashish Kumar Joshi,” the CBI official said.

Kejriwal retorted: “CBI lying. My own office raided. Files of CM office are being looked into. Let Modi say which file he wants?”

Kejriwal said that Rajendra was just an excuse as the files at the Delhi chief minister’s office were being examined.

In a string of tweets, Kejriwal said that “I am the only CM who dismissed, on my own, a minister n a senior officer on charges of corruption and handed their cases to CBI”.

“If CBI had any evidence against Rajender, why didn’t they share it wid me? I wud hv acted against him,” he said while referring to Kumar, secretary to Delhi CM.

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  1. This article does not give Kejriwal’s explanation for the CBI raid. Kejriwal was about to open an inquiry into Jaitley’s financial dealings at the DDCA.

    Arvind Kejriwal’s theory: CBI raids are a plot to protect Arun Jaitley from corruption investigation

    Questions about Jaitley’s time as president of the DDCA, a post he held for 13 years, are not new. Concerns about the conduct within the body were serious enough to prompt cricketer Virender Sehwag to quit the Delhi team for the Ranji Trophy in 2009, citing corruption and nepotism.

    In November, the Delhi government also set up a three-member committee to look into allegations of corruption within the DDCA. This panel had been set up after two former cricketers, Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad, the latter a Member of Parliament from the Jaitley’s own party, the BJP, had complained about corruption within the organisation. Azad had even formally requested the Delhi Police to register a First Information Report against Jaitley for the alleged flouting of rules during his tenure.

    The Caravan reported on the allegations in a profile of Arun Jaitley earlier this year.
    In May 2012, Azad wrote a letter of complaint about the “accounting mess” in the DDCA to RPN Singh, then minister of state for corporate affairs. “The accounts are blatantly falsified and false bills are shown to account for Rs 30 crore every year,” he wrote. He alleged financial fraud, illegal payments to members without proper clearances and illegal procurement without tenders. He followed this up with a letter to Jaitley that July, in which he wrote, “I wish to request you not to make snide remarks about me or wife in the manipulated leaks.”

    In fact the allegations become even more problematic now that Jaitley is finance minister, because the DDCA is currently being investigated by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office, which has listed 23 instances of violations by the body during Jaitley’s tenure.

    As Outlook put it earlier this year, “the SFIO report, a copy of which is in the possession of Outlook, shows that no effort was made to cover up the irregularities. The only possible explanation is that the DDCA was confident of political patronage and consequent immunity from investigation and prosecution. Of course, no further action was initiated on the damning report.”

    http://scroll.in/article/775913/arvind-kejriwals-theory-cbi-raids-are-a-plot-to-protect-arun-jaitley-from-corruption-investigation

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