CBI files chargesheet against Kejriwal’s former principal secy Rajendra Kumar
CBI sources said Kumar had been charged along with eight persons and a company in the case. A 1989-batch IAS officer of the Union Territories cadre, he was suspended following the CBI case against himdelhi Updated: Dec 20, 2016 01:56 IST
The CBI has filed a chargesheet against Rajendra Kumar, former principal secretary to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, in connection with alleged graft case against him.
CBI sources said Kumar had been charged along with eight persons and a company in the case. A 1989-batch IAS officer of the Union Territories cadre, he was suspended following the CBI case against him.
Agency sources clarified the chargesheet was filed recently.
The CBI alleged in the FIR that the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy and caused a loss of Rs 12 crore to the Delhi Government in awarding contracts between 2007 and 2015.
The agency said the IAS officer abused his official position by favouring a particular firm while awarding tenders.
Besides Kumar, the agency has named eight others and a company in the chargesheet.
The CBI had arrested Kumar in the case but later he was released on bail.
The CBI’s searches at the office of Kumar in December 2015 and later his arrest led to a war of words between the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi and the BJP-ruled Centre.
After the raids at Kumar’s offices in December 2015, Kejriwal directly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The CBI’s initiated its probe in the case after a complaint filed by former Delhi Dialogue Commission member, Ashish Joshi.
At the time of his arrest, the AAP government had said the CBI was conducting the probe at the Centre’s behest.
“The Centre is targeting him (Kumar) only because of Kejriwal and the tremendous support the AAP is getting in Punjab and Goa,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had said at the time of Kumar’s arrest.
First Published: Dec 19, 2016 21:32 IST