Delhi/Nagpur: Delhi CM Kejriwal’s principal secretary Rajendra Kumar was arrested by the CBI on Monday.
Four other also have been arrested along with him in a corruption case, as per media reports.
Reports added that Kumar was the kingpin of a scam worth Rs 50 crore.
On December 15 last year, CBI had raided the office of Kumar.
They had registered the case against Kumar and others on the allegations against the officer that he had abused his official position by favouring the firm in the last few years in getting tenders from Delhi government departments.
Kumar has been booked under Section 120-B of IPC (criminal conspiracy), and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly favouring the company in five contracts worth Rs 9.5 crore during 2007-14.
They had said in April this year, “Rajender Kumar had played an active role in the process of promising and facilitating award of tender to a pre determined party i.e., M/s Endeavour Systems Pvt Ltd due to extraneous considerations and devoid of public interest which shows clear element of abuse of official position and criminal conspiracy among the accused persons including the Directors of the present applicant company.”
Kumar is a 1989 batch IAS officer. He was also secretary to Kejriwal during his previous sting as CM.
The raid on Kumar by the CBI had led to a war of words between the Delhi government and the Centre.
Kejriwal had taken to Twitter and had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘could not handle him politically’ and that’s why he was resorting to ‘cowardice’.