Demanding an answer on the corruption charges levelled against Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that “telling lies and covering up corruption is the double face of Arvind Kejriwa.”
“Chief Minister Kejriwal must give an answer to the corruption charges. This corruption has been going on for the last 7-8 years. Kejriwal should answer who are the people involved in this corruption. Telling lies and covering up corruption is the double face of Kejriwal,” BJP leader Satish Upadhyay told ANI.
Upadhyay urged the Delhi Government to work for the people and stop corruption.
“The Delhi Government must understand the Constitution. You won’t abide by the Constitution and talk bad about persons sitting at higher constitutional positions…you won’t even spare the Prime Minister…and then you will say you are being paralysed,” he added.
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Resonating similar sentiments, another BJP leader R.P. Singh demanded Kejriwal’s resignation, accusing him of being involved in corruption. “Rajendra Kumar was a corrupt officer and there were cases against him. Now, the truth has been proved. I am accusing Kejriwal that he has been using the corrupt officers as conduced for his fresh deals. I am naming two…Indra Kumar and Keshav Kumar,” he added.
The Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) earlier on Monday arrested Rajendra Kumar and four others in a corruption case.
CBI sources said that Kumar has been charged with abusing his official position to award contracts to M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd. and securing government tenders worth Rs. 9.5 crores between 2007 and 2014 for the company.
The CBI said that Kumar has been booked under Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The investigating agency said that the arrested official and four others would be produced before the Patiala House Court on Tuesday.
According to CBI sources, Kumar has emerged as the kingpin of the 50 crore scam, which first started activity in 2006.
Kumar had moved an appeal before a special court in March this year seeking the release of his laptop, iPad and cash seized by the CBI.
A trial court had in April ordered the de-freezing of two bank accounts of M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd.
The Delhi High Court had then stayed the trial court’s order allowing for de-freezing of accounts of M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd.
The CBI had in December last year raided Kumar’s office at the Delhi Secretariat in connection with this case.