Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued with his attack on the Narendra Modi-led central government on Wednesday. A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation raided the Delhi Secretariat in connection with corruption charges against Kejriwal's principal secretary, Rajendra Kumar, the Aam Aadmi Party chief maintained that the search was targeted at him and sanctioned by the Centre. The CBI, however, justified its raid on Kejriwal's office, saying the list of all the files seized will be placed before the court.
Kejriwal tweeted pictures of files taken by the CBI, and claimed they had no connection to the investigative agency's allegations against his secretary. AAP MPs also gave an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha over Tuesday's raids.
The chief minister also alleged that the CBI was looking for Delhi and District Cricket Association files in which finance minister Arun Jaitley has been named. Kejriwal claimed there were financial irregularities in the DDCA when Jaitley was president of the association. On this, Jaitley said he could not "comment on rubbish".
The Congress, however, jumped at the opportunity to target Jaitley, demanding that he resign and a joint parliamentary probe be launched against him.
Rajendra Kumar was questioned by the CBI on Tuesday, and returned to its headquarters on Wednesday for further questioning. The Indian Administrative Service officer has been accused by the agency of setting up companies that were given work contracts without tenders at a huge loss to the Delhi government. He has been charged with criminal conspiracy and misconduct, an NDTV report said.