FM lied in Parliament, Rajender only an excuse: Kejriwal on CBI raid

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 15, 2015 14:46 IST
Policemen stand guard outside the Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi on December 15, 2015. Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of waging a "psychopathic" political vendetta after federal investigators raided his administration's headquarters on December 15. (AFP)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused the Centre and the CBI of “lying” while rubbishing their claims that the raid were only on the office of his secretary.

“CBI lying. My own office raided. Files of CM office are being looked into. Let Modi say which file he wants?” Kejriwal tweeted, implying that the agency was trying to look into his files on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s orders.

Kejriwal and other AAP leaders also hit out against finance minister Arun Jaitley for saying in the Rajya Sabha that the raid had nothing to do with the chief minister’s office.

“FM lied in Parliament. My own office files are being looked into to get some evidence against me. Rajender is an excuse, ” said Kejriwal in another tweet.

Read | Kejriwal accuses CBI of raiding his office, calls PM Modi ‘coward’

The response came shortly after news websites and television channels quoted CBI sources saying the raids were not against the chief minister but his secretary Rajender Kumar.

CM Kejriwal, who had last week acted against principal secretary Sanjay Pratap Singh over corruption charges, said the CBI should have shared with him any evidence it had against Kumar.

“I am the only CM who dismissed, on my own, a minister n a senior officer on charges of corruption and handed their cases to CBI. If CBI had any evidence against Rajender, why didn’t they share it wid me? I wud hv acted against him,” he tweeted.

Watch | Kejriwal claims CBI raided his office, calls Modi ‘psychopath’

CBI sources told HT that the raids were conducted on senior bureaucrat and CM’s secretary Rajender Kumar’s office for allegedly favouring a particular firm in bagging state tenders.

They said the central agency had acted on a complaint by Ashish Joshi, former member secretary of the AAP’s Delhi Dialogue Commission.

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