Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal’s former principal secretary, Rajendra Kumar, has sought voluntary retirement from service. In his letter (Read below) to Delhi Chief Secretary, Kumar made sensation allegations of torture by the CBI adding that his interrogators promised him to set him free if he implicated Kejriwal.
Kumar, a 1989 batch officer, wrote, “During interrogation, I was repeatedly told that I would be let free if I implicate Chief Minister of Delhi. May be this was the reason for the CBI to go to such extraordinary length.”
Reacting to to the sensational disclosure, Kejriwal tweeted, “CBI raids my office, pressurises officer to implicate me. CBI raids Satinder Jain’s office. Why are u so so scared of us Modi ji? Chill.”
CBI raids my office, pressurises officer to implicate me. CBI raids Satinder Jain's office. Why are u so so scared of us Modi ji? Chill. https://t.co/sagQ0Mglj5
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 5, 2017
Kumar, whose office was raided in December 2015, was arrested in July last year. He said that he was having to pay the price for his ‘political neutrality.’
He wrote, “I have been made to pay the price for my belief in the political neutrality of a civil service officer in the form of false cases against me, accusing me of corruption and other charges… during the last few months, I have experienced an administrative environment wherein it seems extremely difficult to secure fair treatment and justice from central government agencies.”
Kumar said that he had never earlier experienced the kind of such utter “disregard” for system, process, protocol, transparency, decency which he had experienced first-hand in his own case.
Kumar, referring to the CBI probe in the graft case against him, alleged, “I was repeatedly told that I would be let free if I implicate Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal” and added that this “may be this was the reason for the agency to go to such extraordinary length”.
“Not only this the CBI, just to force people to implicate me and the Chief Minister, has beaten up dozens of people and some of them sustained permanent major injuries,” Kumar alleged.
The officer, who was principal secretary to the Chief Minister at the time of his arrest in July last year and subsequently suspended, claimed his troubles started soon after he was invited by Kejriwal to work with him in December 2013.
CBI had last month filed a charge sheet against Kumar for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under Indian Penal Code besides provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act along with eight others and Endeavour Systems private Limited.
It was alleged by CBI in the FIR that the accused persons had entered into a criminal conspiracy and caused a loss of Rs 12 crore to the Delhi Government in award of contracts between 2007 and 2015. The FIR had also claimed that the officials had taken “undue benefit” of over Rs three crore while awarding the contract.