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Corrupt babu caught under Delhi CM's nose

CBI arrested Rajendra Kumar for misusing his official position to ease tenders worth Rs 9.5 crore since 2007

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday arrested Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and four others in a corruption case.

Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

As per the first information report (FIR), Kumar promoted Endeavour System Pvt Ltd from 2007, by allegedly misusing his official position and facilitated tenders worth Rs 9.5 crore to it.

The CBI said the documents seized from the office of Kumar 'prima facie reflect criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct and abuse of official position by the accused persons'.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

The CBI had raided on Kumar's office on December 15 last year at the Delhi Secretariat.

'Centre hatching plot'
Annoyed over transfer of 11 officers from Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia yesterday alleged that the Centre has hatched a conspiracy to 'destabilise' the AAP government by taking away bureaucrats who are in-charge of several development-oriented departments in the capital.

“A conspiracy is being hatched to paralyse the Delhi government. The way our officers are being transferred hints at a conspiracy against the AAP government,” he said.

Kejriwal plotted desecration: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that he is the ‘mastermind’ behind the Quran desecration case in Punjab. "Arvind Kejriwal is the mastermind behind this case," Delhi BJP unit chief Satish Upadhyay said. "They are doing vote bank politics, which is hurting the unity and integrity of the nation. It is not for the first time they are doing it."

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