New Delhi | Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office was sealed early morning today in a CBI raid. So far details of the raid by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has not been revealed yet.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted “CBI raids my office”. Further adding more details he tweeted ”When Modi cudn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice” at 10:14 AM. He also blamed Prime Minister Modi for the the conspiracy behind the raid.
The Chief Minister, who is involved in a prolonged tussle with the Centre, accused the Modi government of resorting to vendetta politics and came down heavily on the agency for the raids at Players Building.
Modi is a coward and psychopath, he said in another tweet expressing his anguish over the raids. CBI Spokesperson said the searches were being conducted at the office of the Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and that details would be shared later.
Sources said that a team of CBI officials went to the Delhi Secretariat, which houses office of Kejriwal and other ministers in the morning and conducted the search in the third floor of the building. They said the search may be in connection with the multi-crore CNG fitness scam.
Sources said that there were allegations that Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary was linked to the scam but the senior IAS officer as well as AAP government have been rejecting the charges. The third floor of the secretariat also houses Kejriwal’s offce. The AAP government has been locked in a running feud with the Centre over the control of important functions like law and order, police and land.
Meanwhile, the CBI said it has registered a case against Secretary to the Chief Minister, Rajendra Kumar on allegations of abusing his official position by favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders from Delhi government departments.
After taking warrants, searches are being conducted in the office and residence of Rajendra Kumar. The allegations against Rajendra Kumar were raised by Ashish Joshi, former Member Secretary, Delhi Dialogue Commission, the agency said.
Raid is still going on the third floor at the Delhi Secretariat, the headquarters of the state government. AAP goverment had also called the press conference at 1 AM and there after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will brief about the raid, reports said.