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Conspiracy by Centre to destabilise Kejriwal govt: AAP on Rajendra Kumar's arrest

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Monday attacked the Centre over the arrest of Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in connection with a Rs 50-crore corruption case by the CBI.


Conspiracy by Centre to destabilise Kejriwal govt: AAP on Rajendra Kumar's arrest

New Delhi: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday attacked the Centre over the arrest of Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in connection with a Rs 50-crore corruption case by the CBI.

Accusing the Centre of stooping low, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, “It is a conspiracy by the Centre to destabilise the Delhi government, which is trying to do constructive work in areas like education."

 

 

By arresting Rajendra Kumar, the BJP government at the Centre has stooped very low in taking political vendetta with AAP, he added.

Sisodia also questioned the timing of the Kumar's arrest. He said that the Narendra Modi government was trying to gain political points by getting Rajendra Kumar arrested at this time.

 

 

"In the last 23 years, no central government has stooped so low. Yesterday, at an AAP rally, the people accepted the success of the AAP," Delhi Deputy CM said.

"The central government is just worried and is thus resorting to such cheap tactics. They are planning a strategy to penalise the Delhi government," he said.

 The CBI earlier today arrested Rajendra Kumar and four others in connection with a corruption case. CBI sources said that Kumar has been charged with abusing his official position to award contracts to M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd. and securing government tenders worth Rs. 9.5 crore between 2007 and 2014 for the company.

The CBI said that Kumar has been booked under Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The investigating agency said that the arrested official and four others would be produced before the Patiala House Court on Tuesday.

According to CBI sources, Kumar has emerged as the kingpin of the 50 crore scam which first started activity in 2006. The CBI had in December last year raided Kumar's office at the Delhi Secretariat in connection with this case.

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