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.
There is a conspiracy to paralyse the CM office - Pr and Dy Secy to CM arrested, Asst Secy transferred to Andaman. All in one day! (1/n)— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
This is the lowest levels to which a Central govt has stooped, from the time Delhi has had an elected govt in 1991 (2/n)— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
11 senior officers have been transferred out of Delhi on a single day, that too illegally without meeting of Joint Cadre Authority (3/n)— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
Senior officer handling major project of large scale devt of unauthorized colonies in next one yr has been transferred to Andaman (4/n)— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
Senior officer in-charge of ambitious project of installation of CCTV cameras in all govt schools transferred to Andaman (5/n)— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
Today one of our minister's, Kapil Mishra was called for questioning by the ACB. This is clearly an attempt to paralyse our govt (8/n)— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 4, 2016
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.