Breaking News Folks, as The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajender Kumar, and four others, in connection with a corruption case (for allegedly favouring a company in awarding a government contract).
It is indeed a huge setback to AAP, it is reported that The CBI first interrogated Rajendra Kumar for long hours earlier in the day and then arrested him and four others.
The other four arrested have been identified as Tarun Sharma (then assistant director of the VAT dept), Sandeep Kumar (Owner of a private company which is front company of Rajendra Kumar), Dinesh Gupta and Ashok Kumar.
What are The Charges in which Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajender Kumar arrested?
As per CBI 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 further alleged that Rajender Kumar has been booked under Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. It 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.
In March 2007, Rajender Kumar had initiated a proposal for the empanelment of ICSIL (Joint venture) for the purchase of hardware and software for the Delhi government. In December 2007, when Rajender was CMD of Delhi Transco Ltd, he allegedly brought in Sandeep Kumar as a consultant without any due process, even cancelling the ad looking for consultants.