New Delhi, Dec 15: Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, has launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Kejriwal alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had raided and sealed his office.
While denying both charges, a CBI officer informed OneIndia that neither has his office been sealed nor did they conduct any raid at the CM's office.
The search was restricted to documents pertaining to the bureaucrat, Rajender Kumar.
The search had nothing to do with the Chief Minister and incidentally the offices of the bureaucrat and the Chief Minister are on the same floor. To say that we sealed his office or even raided it is not correct, the officer also said.
The CBI this morning conducted a raid at the Delhi secretariat in connection with a case booked against Kumar who is the Principal Secretary.
A case was registered against him by the anti corruption bureau and the CBI was furthering this probe.
The raid comes just a week after the CBI had arrested another bureaucrat in the Delhi government, Sanjay Pratap Singh for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 2.2 lakh.
Following this incident, the Delhi government had recommended that Singh be suspended.
Kejriwal on the other hand is refusing to buy the CBI version and continues to insist that his office was raided and sealed.
He even launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister trying to indicate that the CBI was being controlled by the Union Government. He even said that if the CBI wanted the files they could have asked him for it.
The CBI on the other hand insists that the case is not even relating to the Chief Minister and hence the question of asking him for the files did not arise.
Moreover, in raids, prior intimation cannot be given. It is the case in every raid as there has to be an element of surprise. Giving prior intimation would only help those guilty to conceal the evidence, the officer also noted.