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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