New Delhi, Dec 16: Under attack over its raids at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office building, CBI today justified the action saying the list of all the files seized will be placed before the court even as it continued questioning his Principal Secretary in a corruption case.
The agency's action yesterday evoked sharp reaction from Kejriwal who accused it of searching files "unrelated" to the probe against his Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and claimed that a file relating to DDCA was scrutinised by it.
"CBI kept reading DDCA file in my office.They wud hv seized it. But after my media briefing, they left it. Not clear if they took a copy. Docs seized from my office.No relation to allegations being probed.Item 7 -file movement register of last one month," he said in a series of tweets.
Jaitley had yesterday dismissed the allegations against him as "rubbish". Kejriwal also uploaded image of a document listing the files allegedly taken away by CBI from Delhi Secretariat during its day-long raid yesterday.
"CBI seizures during the searches at all 14 places, were in the presence of independent witnesses, as per the procedures laid down by the law. The search cum seizure memo containing details of all seized items will be produced before the competent court," agency spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.
The agency sources claimed that it has recovered documents pertaining to bank balances of approximately Rs 28 lakh from Kumar, a 1989-batch IAS officer from AGMUT cadre, who is facing probe for allegedly favouring a private firm in government contracts.
The documents pertaining to fixed deposits worth Rs 1.66 crore were allegedly found from A K Duggal, former MD, ICSIL, CBI sources claimed. The agency carried out second round of questioning Kumar this morning.
The IAS officer arrived at the CBI building at around 9.40 AM for the questioning in connection with the case registered against him and six others on December 14.