Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a collision course with the Centre over CBI raids at the office of his Principle Secretary, on Friday claimed that the country's top investigating agency has been instructed by the government to target members of opposition parties and coerce them to fall in line.
A CBI officer told me yest that CBI has been asked to target all opp parties n finish those who don't fall in line https://t.co/CU5FoTtPq5— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 18, 2015
The early morning attack by Kejriwal will definitely add to the ongoing war of words between AAP and the ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the past few days.
Rajendra Kumar, Kejriwal's Principal Secretary, was examined for 12 hours for the third consecutive day, along with Intelligent Communication Systems India Limited (ICSIL) MD R S Kaushik, PTI reported.
CBI has registered a case of corruption against Kumar, a 1989-batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, and six others for allegedly favouring a private firm in awarding Delhi Government contracts.
The agency on Tuesday carried out searches at his office, which is in the same premises as that of Kejriwal, triggering a political storm with Aam Aadmi Party accusing the Centre of misusing CBI. CBI has denied the allegations.
Allegations against Jaitley ji r v v serious. Amounts involved r huge. He shud either resign or be removed to enable independent probe— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 17, 2015
If Jaitley ji were let off without investigations on basis of his press denial, then shud all coal n 2G accused also be similarly let off?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 17, 2015
Yesterday, the AAP accused Arun Jaitley of corruption during his tenure as the head of the Delhi and District Cricket Association from 1999 to 2013, a charge denied by the Finance Minister. They also called for his resignation to ensure fair probe in the DDCA graft case. Kejriwal has claimed that the real reason for the CBI raid was to prevent Jaitley's role in the DDCA case from being made public.
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