Rajendra Kumar’s arrest: CBI pressurised me to turn approver, accused tells court

During the hearing, accused Dinesh Gupta said in a Delhi court that CBI pressurized him to become an approver in the case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2016 5:05 pm
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In a latest twist in the corruption case involving Delhi chief minister’s principal secretary, an accused on Tuesday told a Delhi court that CBI pressurised him to become an approver.

During the hearing, accused Dinesh Gupta said in a Delhi court that CBI pressurized him to become an approver in the case.

Rajendra Kumar’s lawyer also told the court that CBI could not prove wrongful gains even in seven months of investigation.

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The court later remanded all five accused including to 5-day police custody

Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, and four others were arrested by the CBI on Monday evening in connection with a case of showing undue favours to a private company in award of government contracts worth over Rs 50 crore.

The CBI had registered a case against Kumar and others in December last year alleging that the officer had abused his official position by “favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders of Delhi government departments”.

The CBI alleged that the accused persons had entered into a criminal conspiracy and caused a loss of Rs 12 crore to the Delhi Government in award of contracts between 2007 and 2015, and claimed that the officials had taken “undue benefit” of over Rs three crore while awarding the contract.

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    Nitesh
    Jul 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    Why dont you just go through the april pronoucement of the cbi court in relation to this case. No one needs to comment anything. You will understand everything
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    himanshu kalpana
    Jul 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    Modi ji is NOT doing drama or acting in a movie. This is real life and center is coming out a biggest insulting Indian democracy/consution, not punishing corrupt from past (UPA/Congress, officers). No progress on ACB cases filed against Sheila Dixit and others in filed 2014 by AK. lt;br/gt;We are OK for investigating Rajendra Kumar, but arresting him and transferring 11 officials who were working on key initiatives in Delhi is a malicious act.
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    split
    Jul 6, 2016 at 10:01 am
    Next would be the common man ,anybody who questions the gov't goes to jail.
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    Amit Kumar
    Jul 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    Modi ji is the biggest dramebaaz. Why is he paralyzing the Delhi government?
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    Kallol Guha
    Jul 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm
    "The court later remanded all five accused including to 5-day police custody" If this is true- The Government of India is now resorting to dirtiest form of GUTTER POLITICS. lt;br/gt;Note the latest twist in distribution of portfolio- of all people a film actress being having suious educational credentials was made Minister of Education. Then corrected. The Prime Minister himself is accused of forging his degrees. That never happened in India before. It seems to strain the intellectual capacity of this "leadership" to think of social and political solutions of problems, to them- solution of all problems in this universe is "Police".
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    Pulak Mukherjee
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:41 am
    It appears NaMo finds AAP a bigger threat than stan or Taliban terrorists. He has committed all the resources under him CBI, ED etc. just to undermine the image of AAP. He has stooped so low that CBI is forced to present false witnesses that not only undermines the government but the integrity of this fine organization. If he had used half of these efforts to counter stan or China, it would have done a lot of good for the country.
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    Sham
    Jul 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    I fail to understand, why the Arrest of these guys is being used to make so much of Drama? Was the APP Kejriwal at all serious to repeat like a mantra, that his government will not tolerate any corruption. Now a government official has been arrested under his nose for wrong doings, by misusing his official position. There have all through the congress goverments similar cases of corruption. Shame on Kejriwal and his istant, who are trying to protect this accused. Why don't they let the legal action take ist course?
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