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Kejriwal’s new salvo: CBI asked to finish parties who don’t fall in line

india Updated: Dec 18, 2015 12:35 IST
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Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal fired another salvo on Friday saying he was told by a CBI officer that the investigating agency is under orders to target all opposition parties.(HT Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal fired another salvo on Friday saying he was told by a CBI officer that the investigating agency is under orders to target all opposition parties.

“A CBI officer told me yest that CBI has been asked to target all opp parties n finish those who don’t fall in line,” he tweeted from his handle @ArvindKejriwal.

Kejriwal , who is engaged in a running battle with the CBI and the Centre over the last few days, also retweeted a journalist’s post quoting sources as saying the ruling BJP wanted to weaken other parties after its rout in the Bihar assembly polls.

On Tuesday, the CBI raided his principal secretary Rajendra Kumar for allegedly favouring a private firm in awarding Delhi government contracts , triggering a furious from the chief minister.

Kejriwal rubbished the CBI’s version that the raid had nothing to do with the chief minister, saying instead it was aimed at searching his office for files on alleged corruption in the DDCA, the capital’s cricket body headed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley till 2013.

The allegations were dismissed by Jaitley as “untruth and only falsehood”

“It is a part of propaganda technique to deflect attention when you yourselves are in the dock. Finding himself acting as a shield to cover an officer under investigation, the Delhi chief minister has attempted to focus attention on me,” Jaitley said.

The government has also maintained that that CBI is an independent agency acting on its own.