On Monday, CBI arrested Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar along with 4 other leaders in a corruption case. Kumar faces allegations of awarding contracts worth Rs 9.5 crore between 2007 and 2014 to a private company.
Kumar, a 1989 IAS officer of UT cadre, was called along with Tarun Sharma, a Deputy Secretary in Kejriwal’s office, besides three other private persons for questioning at the CBI headquarters.
The arrests brought the Delhi government to come out in the open to ‘condemn’ the ruling government. Here is what AAP leaders said on Twitter:
Read COURT has said in Rajendra Kumar case that why contempt case should not be initiated Ag CBI officer, 8th April. pic.twitter.com/RRwtOTU9gU
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) July 4, 2016
CBI, ACB, Punjab police-Modi ji has unleashed all the agencies in the country against one man-Arvind Kejriwal.
— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) July 4, 2016
All this is happening bcoz AAP is winning the elections in Punjab and Goa and garnering massive support in Gujarat (9/n)
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
विनाश काले विपरीत बुद्धि #DartaModi
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) July 5, 2016
बेस्ट ऑफिसर्स को #DartaModi ने अरेस्ट/ट्रांसफर करवा दिए। शीला के घोटाले, उनको पकड़ने की औक़ात नहीं!CBI-ACB को अपनी नफ़रत का ग़ुलाम बना दिया!
— Dilip K. Pandey (@dilipkpandey) July 5, 2016
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) July 4, 2016
Paralyze the Chief Minister’s office by arrest and transfer.
Don’t worry, #DartaModi
Punjab, Goa and Gujarat will reply with their vote.
— Roshan (@roshankar) July 4, 2016
Not even a single question about Shiela Dixit or her tenure abt which the entire report is. Only focus was to frame me or @ArvindKejriwal
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) July 4, 2016
Apart from Kumar and Sharma, who was the assistant director of Delhi’s VAT department during the time of the alleged scam, the CBI also arrested Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Gupta, both directors of Endeavour Systems Pvt Ltd (ESPL), which bagged the contracts currently being probed, and Ashok Kumar, an alleged aide of Rajendra Kumar.
The CBI had registered a corruption case against Kumar and six others. The case was registered based on a complaint from former Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) member Ashish Joshi to the Delhi Police Anti-Corruption bureau (ACB) earlier in 2016.