The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday arrested Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Rajendra Kumar and four others in connection with an alleged corruption case. Kumar is an accused in a computer purchase scandal of Rs 50 crore. All five will be produced in Patiala House Court on Tuesday.
The CBI had conducted a search at his office in Delhi Secretariat last year and accused him of criminal conspiracy. The investigating officers reportedly found around Rs 13 lakh cash, including foreign currency, in Kumar’s house. The agency in December had filed an FIR in the case, which said that Kumar favoured a firm while getting tenders from the Delhi government.
The Aam Aadmi Party has lashed out at the Centre, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia saying that the move was part of a conspiracy, and that it was done to paralyse Kejriwal's office. Reports said that Kumar was an Indian Administrative Services cadre who was hand-picked for the principal secretary post by the chief minister.