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This is a conspiracy to paralyse Delhi CM's office: Manish Sisodia on Delhi Principal Secretary's arrest

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 July 2016, 18:56 IST

On 4 July ,Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia responded to the arrest of Rajendra Kumar, the Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister by terming the entire episode as a well-planned conspiracy by the central government.

The CBI arrested the Principal Secretary and 4 others in a corruption case on 4 July.

Manish Sisodia lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the central government had stooped to a new low and just because elections were round the corner, PM Modi was feeling threatened by the response AAP was receiving in Punjab and Goa.

While speaking to the media, Sisodia said, "Delhi CM's Principal Secy arrested, Dy Secy arrested & Addtional Secy transferred. This is all done to paralyse the CM office."

He also slammed the central government in a series of tweets.

The CBI has also reportedly alleged that Rajendra Kumar was the kingpin of a scam worth Rs 50 crore.

Kumar had been booked under Sections of IPC on charges of criminal conspiracy and under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly favouring a private company in five contracts worth Rs 9.5 crore during from 2007 to 2014.

The CBI carried out searches at 14 places connected with Kumar in the national capital, including his residence, and various locations in Uttar Pradesh.

First published: 4 July 2016, 18:56 IST
 
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