CBI again questions Kejriwal's Principal Secy

Challenging Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement in parliament that the CBI did not search Kejriwal's office, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said this was not true. They wud hv seized it. But after my media briefing, they left it. Not clear if they took a copy. Responding to the BJP's demand of an apology over the un-parliamentary language used by Chief Minister Kejriwal for Prime Minister Modi, Vishwas said the language of the critics will improve if the ruling dispensation functions properly at the Centre.

Kejriwal also uploaded image of a document listing the files allegedly taken away by CBI from Delhi Secretariat during its day-long raid yesterday. "The search cum seizure memo containing details of all seized items will be produced before the competent court", agency spokesperson Devpreet Singh said. The 1989 batch IAS officer, who held several important positions under the previous Congress government, was appointed Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister in February when the AAP wrested power for the second term.

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.

Foreign currency worth over Rs three lakh has been recovered by the sleuths of CBI from the premises of a senior bureaucrat, Rajendra Kumar of Delhi Government, sources said. Kumar, an IIT alumnus, is accused of favouring certain companies in awarding government contracts from 2007-2014.

The CBI said the searches had nothing to do with Kejriwal or his tenure and that the graft case against the officer also pertained to his past. Earlier in the morning, the investigating agency recovered papers of three immovable properties, along with cash of Rs 2.4 lakh from the residence of Kumar. The CBI did not go to the education department.

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