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CBI came looking for Jaitley files: Arvind Kejriwal


Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday claimed that the CBI came looking for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley files, and it had nothing to do with Rajendra Kumar. “The raid was conducted to look for the files of DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association), in which Jaitley is involved in graft cases,” he claimed.

“The CBI was searching all the files in my office which was pending to be signed by me. I want to ask why they are searching the files. I want to ask which files CBI is looking for in my office. These files are of DDCA in which Arun Jaitley is involved. Arun Jaitley is the president of DDCA from last several years. I had set up an inquiry committee to find about the corruption cases in DDCA, which is under Arun Jaitley. The report is out and the commission of inquiry was about to be set up which was in my office,” Kejriwal said.

“If Rajendra Kumar was favouring a particular firm in getting tenders from various Delhi government departments in 2007, then what was Modi ji doing till 2015,” Kejriwal told the media here.

Kejriwal also dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he is not scared of the raid conducted and will continue to fight for the country till his last breath. “I want to tell Modi ji, you scared other people through CBI, but you have no idea what Kejriwal is made up of. I will keep fighting till my last breath for the country,” Kejriwal said.

Justifying his ‘coward remark’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi he said, “My words are bad but your deeds are wrong. If you apologise for your deeds to this country, then I will apologise for my words,” he said. The CBI conducted searches at the office of the Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today morning.

According to CBI sources, a corruption case has been registered against Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Delhi Chief Minister on the allegation that he misused his official position to favour a particular firm in getting tenders from various Delhi government departments. After taking warrants, the agency initiated searches on the residential and the official premises of the Secretary at Delhi Secretariat.

Papers of three immovable properties along with cash worth Rs. 2.4 lakhs have been recovered from his residence.