Undeterred by the political slugfest, CBI continues to grill Rajendra Kumar

The CBI on Wednesday grilled Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, a day after raiding the bureaucrat's office in connection with corruption allegations made against him.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015, 10:33 AM IST
Undeterred by the political slugfest, CBI continues to grill Rajendra Kumar

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday grilled Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a day after raiding several places, including the bureaucrat's office in connection with corruption allegations made against him.

According to reports, the senior IAS officer was questioned at the CBI headquarters here.

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The CBI had on Tuesday raided at least 14 places in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including the house of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary, after obtaining warrants from a court.

The central probe agency, however, termed as baseless the reports that the chief minister's office was among these.

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The CBI had on Monday registered a case against Rajendra Kumar on the allegation of abusing his official position in awarding contracts from the city government to a private firm.

Six others were also named in the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the CBI on a reference by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government in July.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Devpreet Singh said the agency on Tuesday raided 14 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh after obtaining warrants from a competent court.

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The others booked in the case include two then managing directors of Intelligent Communication System India Limited (ICSIL) A.K. Duggal and G.K. Nanda, present managing director of ICSIL R.S. Kaushik and two directors of Endeavour Systems Private Limited Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta.

Endeavour Systems and some other unknown people were also named in the FIR.

"While working as director education, Rajendra associated with Sandeep and Dinesh," the CBI spokesperson said.

She said Rajendra, a 1989 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, allegedly facilitated an award of five contracts worth Rs.9.5 crore to ICSIL and Endeavour Systems during 2007-2014.