Court asks CBI to release documents to Delhi government

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday directed the CBI to release some documents seized during searches at the office of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and his staff.

In an application filed last month in the court of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Ajay Kumar Jain, the Aam Aadmi Party government urged for the release of the documents seized “indiscriminately” by the CBI, which were not related/essential for investigation in the case related to the alleged financial iregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

The plea, filed through the government’s standing counsel Rahul Mehra and Richa Kapoor, also sought initiation of “stringent action against officials responsible for raiding in mala fide manner the Delhi government office and seizing documents to cause immense dislocation of work”.

It said the office functioning was “greatly hampered, paralysed and dislocated” after the CBI raid at the Delhi secretariat on December 15 in connection with the DDCA case.

The CBI denied Kejriwal’s claim that it raided the chief minister’s office.

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