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CBI Threatening Rajendra Kumar For Names Of DDCA Officials Who Met Kejriwal: Delhi Government

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 15: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia talking with media person after a meeting to discuss the CBI raid on office of Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi Secretariat on December 15, 2015 in New Delhi, India. CBI today set off a political storm when it carried out raids in 14 places in a corruption case against Rajendra Kumar Gupta Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Delhi Government on Sunday alleged that the CBI officials are trying to cover the financial irregularities in DDCA under the helm of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley adding that the officials are threatening Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Rajendra Kumar and asking him to reveal the names of DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) officials who met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"They are threatening him to reveal information regarding meeting of DDCA officials. They are putting mental pressure on him to reveal the names of DDCA officials who gave the information.

If they are trying to threaten the principal secretary in order to hide the corruption under DDCA, then Delhi Government will not accept this," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told a press conference here.

"Whatever is being asked by the CBI to Rajendra Kumar, it is clear that Arvind Kejriwal was the target and not Rajendra Kumar. The DDCA files which was kept in the office of Chief Minister had note in which it was written that Arun Jaitley had a talk with the DDCA officials. The CBI officials are constantly asking Rajendra Kumar that who gave him that note," Sisodia added.

Rajendra Kumar who has been accused for criminal conspiracy and has a case registered against is being questioned by the CBI.

He has been accused of setting up various companies to give work contracts without tenders which has been a huge loss to the Delhi government.

Kumar has been booked under Sections of IPC on charges of criminal conspiracy and under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly favouring a private company in five contracts worth 9.5 crore rupees during 2007 to 2014.

The CBI carried out searches at 14 places connected with Kumar in the national capital, including his residence, and various locations in Uttar Pradesh.

The Delhi Government has accused Arun Jaitley of indulging in financial irregularities while he was at the helm of the Delhi Cricket Board (DDCA). The party also exhorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack Jaitley from the union cabinet.

Hitting back Jaitley had said that Arvind Kejriwal, seems to believe in untruth and defamation, delivered in a language that borders on hysteria.

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