After nearly 12 hours of continuous search. the federal investigating agency, the CBI, has ‘unearthed’ just Rs 13 lakh(approximately).
In a press release, the CBI announced that it had also discovered a ‘large number of incriminating documents.’
However, what appears to be another significant setback for the agency and the BJP ruled central government, who it reports to, the agency was forced to release Rajender Kumar, secretary to Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal in the evening.
Kumar’s lawyer, HS Phoolka, announced that his client had been released by the CBI implying that charges against him were not strong enough for him to be immediately arrested.
The CBI raids on chief minister’s office had caused a massive political controversy on Tuesday after an angry Kejriwal exploded calling Narendra Modi coward and psychopath.
Here’s the copy of the CBI release:
“The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a senior civil servant (presently working as Secretary to Chief Minister, Delhi); MD of an Intelligent Communication System India Limited ( a Public Sector Undertaking), New Delhi; two then MDs of ICSIL; two then directors of a private firm of Delhi and the said Delhi-based private firm and other unknown persons on the allegations of criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct.
It was alleged in the FIR that the said civil servant while working in different capacities in Government of Delhi favoured a private company of Delhi from 2007 onwards.The accused allegedly facilitated award of contracts worth Rs 9.50 crore (approx) to said company through ICSIL and misused his position as civil servant. The accused were instrumental in award of projects to the said private company in Delhi Transco Limited; Health and Family Welfare Department, GNCTD; Delhi Jal Board and Department of Trade and Taxes, GNCTD.
The accused person in conspiracy with each other allegedly manipulated the tender process by designing pre qualification criteria to award various contracts in favour of the said firm, while in other cases, work was awarded without following due procedure.
Searches are being conducted at 14 places in Delhi and UP at the official and residential premises of the accused persons, which led to recovery of a large number of incriminating documents including cash of around Rs 13 lakh (approx).
Further investigation is continuing.”