New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday levelled damning charges against the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and said one of its officials sought sex in return for selecting cricketers.
"You will be surprised to know that a senior journalist phoned me and said that his son, who plays cricket, was selected," Kejriwal told NDTV.
"But his son's name was not there in the list. And can you believe... that the next day his wife gets an sms that said 'come to my house and your son's name will be there (in the list)," the chief minister said.
Kejriwal, who said there were more sordid tales in DDCA, has ordered a Commission of Inquiry to probe corruption in the capital's cricket body during the 13 years of chairmanship of Arun Jaitley, now union finance minister.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Pic/AFP
Kejriwal said the journalist was willing to depose once the Commission of Inquiry starts working.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should decide "whether to make DDCA inquiry null and void to protect Jaitley".
The AAP leader has said that massive bungling happened under Jaitley's nose and he should resign and face the probe.
Refuting the allegations, Jaitley had filed a defamation suit against Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders.
On December 15, the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the third floor of the Delhi Secretariat -- also housing the chief minister's office -- in connection with the corruption charges against Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar.
However, Kejriwal alleged that the investigation agency, which reports to the central government, raided his office too and read the files related to DDCA to save Jaitley.
Striking a defiant note, Kejriwal today said the Commission of Inquiry ordered by his government will probe alleged irregularities in DDCA even if it is struck down by the Centre.
Kejriwal said the file pertaining to setting up of the commission has been forwarded to the PMO by the Home Ministry even as head of the probe panel Gopal Subramanium has written to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, seeking a list of five officers each from IB, CBI and Delhi Police to assist him in the inquiry.