New Delhi, July 4: The central bureau of investigation (CBI) today arrested Rajendra Kumar the Principal Secretary to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with an alleged scam amounting to Rs 50 crore.
The CBI had carried out searches at the Delhi secretariat last year in connection with a corruption case. The agency had also slapped corruption charges against Kumar.
Kumar is one of the most trusted officers of Kejriwal. In fact after the raid Kejriwal had come out in his defence. The CBI during the raid said that it had found cash- both Indian and foreign currency.
The raid was conducted following a complaint filed by another bureaucrat Aashish Joshi. Joshi in his complaint had said that Kumar must be probed.
He had alleged that his dealings when he was with the department of education, IT and Health in the Delhi government must be probed into.
He was accused of setting up various companies and was alleged to have give work without tenders which caused a huge loss to the Delhi government.
CBI sources tell OneIndia that the scam dates back to the year 2006. Kumar has been accused of starting a company Endeavours Systems Private Ltd, to provide IT solutions and software. He is alleged to have shown favour to this company for all technology related work done by the Delhi government.
The CBI says that a case of criminal conspiracy has been made out prima facie. Further the CBI also accused him of abusing his official position.