In Depth Explained CBI Raid on CM Arvind Kejriwal office
List of the parties and persons involved in the CM Arvind Kejriwal office Raid
1- Central Bureau of Investigation – Controlled by Government, BJP
2- AAP, BJP, Congress, TMC
3- Name of the complainant – Ashish Joshi, AAP Man
4- Name of Accused – IAS officer Rajendra Kumar, Kumar is considered right hand of the Kejriwal, close to Kejriwal since his days of anticorruption moment.
Who is Ashish Joshi?
AAP government appointed or handpicked Ashish Joshi
member secretary of the Delhi Dialogue Commission
Joshi held a critical position in DDC as member secretary. Kejriwal is chairman of this 9-member body and Khetan vice-chairperson.
Later Joshi was sacked from his position and he was repatriated to his parent department
Who is IAS officer Rajendra Kumar?
Facts about IAS officer Rajendra Kumar
1- Rajender Kumar is a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer who was appointed Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister in February 2015, when the Aam Aadmi Party took power for the second time. Like Arvind Kejriwal, Mr. Kumar is also an IIT alumnus. He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi in electrical engineering
2- Kumar was also secretary to Kejriwal during his previous stint as CM in 2014
3- Kumar was also secretary in Urban development department and handled other departments like power and transport during Sheila Dikshit government.
4- He also worked as chairman-cum-managing director in Delhi Trasnco Limited.
5- Secretary cum commissioner, Delhi Transport authority, secretary health, commissioner trade and taxes.
6- Awards – 2008 - Prime Ministers Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
Complaint against Rajendra Kumar
AAP Man Ashish Joshi filed complaint against Rajendra Kumar.
Ashish Joshi was sacked by Mr. Kejriwal in May as member-secretary of the Delhi Dialogue Commission.
Ashish Joshi's complaint said the CBI should investigate Rajender Kumar's dealings when he was with the departments of education, IT and health in the Delhi government.
Kumar is accused of giving contracts worth crores to Endeavour systems, company formed by him.
Five contracts were allegedly given between 2007 and 2014 when Kumar served in Delhi Government departments. There were either no tenders or tenders were tweaked.
Kumar has been question by the anti-corruption branch of Delhi Government for his alleged role in the Rs.100 crore CNG fitness scam case in which the AAP government has been alleging the role of former CM Sheila Dikshit and LG Najeeb Jung
TI-India executive director Ashutosh Sharma told Mail Today following
"We had sent a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in May this year after we received a complaint charging IAS officer Rajendra Kumar with involvement in serious cases of graft. Though we do not wish to disclose the name of the complainant at this point of time, we have also not received any response from the CM,"
Copies of the letter had also been marked to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of India Pranab Mukherjee and the chief vigilance commissioner (CVC).
Letter was written on May 27, 2015.
"Recently, we have received an anonymous complaint about Shri Rajendra Kumar (IAS AGMUT Cadre) alleging corruption issues as well as disproportionate assets; Complaint is addressed to Hon'ble Lt. Governor, Delhi. Our organization requests you to kindly look into the issue and take necessary steps to ensure that if the allegations made against Shri Kumar are true, then appropriate steps should be taken against the accused. We urge you that refer this case to appropriate investigating agency," TI's letter to the chief minister, dated May 27, 2015, had said.
Why CBI Raided the CM office?
CBI Received complaint from Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau, based on complaint by bureaucrat Ashish Joshi.
CBI raided 14 places.
CBI booked him under charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct.
Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the CBI had acquired a court warrant
Aam Aadmi Party stand –
AAP said that they were trying to unearth shady dealing and corruption indulged into by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Modi Government unleashed the Central Bureau of Investigation as its political weapon and conducted a raid in the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Office.
AAP said secretariats 3rd floor sealed off, it has office of CM Kejriwal and his staff including Kumar.
The CBI officers scanned files of the Chief Minister’s office relating to corruption in the dealings of Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA). Aam Aadmi Party Government had initiated a probe into the DDCA scam on a complaint filed with it.
Files related to this probe were in Chief Minister’s Office and this was the precise reason that the CBI, under Modi Government, raided the Chief Minister’s office on pretext of investigating a case related to the dealings of Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar between 2007 and 2014, much before Arvind Kejriwal taking over as Chief Minister of Delhi.
Kejriwal declared the CBI raid as an "undeclared emergency", he also went on to suggest that Kumar was being netted by the premier investigating agency as he was the CM's officer. "My question-had Rajender not been my secretary, then wud he have been raided? No. Then who is the target-Rajender or me,"
BJP stand –
CBI is independent body it has nothing to do with the Raids.
Time line of CBI Raid on CM Kejriwal office –
CBI officers raided 14 places –
7 to 8 am -
CBI Mission starts. CBI raids at secretariat office of CMs Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and his New Friends Colony Residence.
CBI said only Kumars office was blocked.
Media denied entry into building.
10 to 10.30 am –
CM Kejriwal tweets, speaks against PM Modi, shows his angry young man avatar
10.30 to 10.45 am –
CBI says they did not raid CM office.
10.45 am –
CBI officers start checking and analyzing documents.
As per CBI they check the documents related to projects handled by Kumar.
CBI recovers papers of 3 immovable properties and Rs. 2.3 Lakh cash from Kumars home.
2.00 pm –
Foreign currency worth over Rs.3 lakh seized from Kumars residence.
4.40 pm –
CBI shares details of Kumars Case.
CBI says he gave 5 dubious contracts to his company Endeavour Systems.
5.00 pm –
CBI says 14 places raided.
Now understanding politics of this raid on CM Kejriwal office.
Before this CBI never acted like this never happen in Indian history so quick CBI took action.Rajendra Kumar the right hand of CM Kejriwal targeted.
What is the effect of CBI Raid?
Now all the officers got the message if you hurt or behave in manner which harms government your old files will come out.
No need to give tips and advises
Indirect message to all the government officers must remember BJP is in power.
Now all the officers got the message what happens when you forget BJP is in power.
Excellent action by CBI but will they repeat it in states ruled by the BJP or other states.
Reality views by sm –
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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16 December 2015
In Depth Explained CBI Raid on CM Arvind Kejriwal office