CBI arrests Principal Secretary on Delhi govt’s tip off, twitter hails Kejriwal


CBI on Tuesday detained a senior senior IAS officer working for the Delhi government and his personal assistant for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2.2 lakh from a manpower supplier.

Interestingly, the complaint against the accused Sanjay Pratap Singh, an IAS officer of the 1984 batch, was originally sent to the CBI by the chief minister’s office.

Singh was serving as the principal secretary in the department for welfare of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minorities.

According to state government sources, he was put under surveillance two months ago after deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, reportedly raided his office and found his functioning suspicious.

A CBI spokesperson said, “The bribe was given to the principal secretary’s PA at his office. The PA went downstairs to deliver the bribe to the officer who was waiting in his vehicle when CBI sleuths nabbed them both in the act.”

The CBI move has also come only days after the city government passed anti-graft legislation known as Jan Lokpal Bill, which the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described as the ‘strongest’ in the country.

Not so long ago, Kejriwal had sacked his former food and supplies minister, Asim Khan, on live TV on graft charges. Fighting corruption was Aam Aadmi Party’s major poll promise during the assembly elections earlier this year.

Other reports suggested that an AAP volunteer had first approached Kejriwal to complain against Singh prompting the government to tip off CBI, which had put him under surveillance.

The agency has recovered Rs 2.2 lkah from Singh’s PA, Ramesh.

This move has elicited positive reactions for the government on social media.

Here are some of the tweets:




  1. Hope Mr. Narendra Modiji would have caught his corrupt Bueaucrats / BJP politicians also. Modiji said that he don’t eat and not allowed to eat. What is about his BJP Mayor of Vadodara from December, 2005 to 2008. He built a bungalow in 2007 now costing more than Rs 10 crores. Where all grants of JnNURUM gone from 2006 to 2014 in Vadodara. Could not controlled man made floods of Vadodara from 2005 to 2015. WHY? In 2015 floods of Gujarat only 81,000 animals /cattles are died beside losses of properties. IS Mr. MODIJI HAVE ANY REPLY TO GIVE TO VADODARACITIZENS FROM WHERE HE STARTED AS RSS WORKER IN 1970s AND IN 1975 to 1977 during emergency period? Lot of Scandal and Scam in allotments of JnNURUM Houses in Vadodara. I have all proofs of illegalitie of BJP Politicians of vadodara from 1995 to 2015.
    માન.મુખ્યમંત્રીશ્રી ઇ.મેલસંદર્ભ
    Dated: 16.04.2012 / 05.04.2015 to: –
    Sri Narendra Modiji, / Now Mrs.Anandiben
    Patel Hon. CM of Gujarat.
    Hon.Sir / Madam,
    Till date no action taken on this letter by
    the Mun. Comm. VMSS / Collector Vadodara to remove encroachments from Water
    bodies / Kans as per HC:SCA # 10621 of 2000 orders dated 18.4.2001/ 2.8.2002,
    resulting logging rain water with losses. Fix responsibility of officers
    those not taken action from 2005 to 2014
    Mr.C.M.Makwana (GAS), Dy.Mun.Comm is responsible from 2007 to 2011 Monsoon rains.
    પત્ર ક્રમાંકઃ-વમન /૮૧૨૦૦૬/સીએમ.૧૧૬૮/પી
    શહેરી વિકાસ અને શહેરી ગૃહ નિર્માણ વિભાગ સચિવાલય, ગાંધીનગર.
    ટેલિફોન નં.(૦૭૯)૨૩૨૫૧૦૩૨.
    ફેકસ નં. (૦૭૯) ૨૩૨૫૨૩૦૯.
    ઇ-મેઇલ એડ્રેસઃso-p-@gujarat.gov.in
    RKD Goel rkdgoel@yahoo.com

    વિષય- વરસાદ ને કારણે વડોદરા શહેરમાં થયેલ નુકસાન બાબત.
    ઉપર્યુકત વિષય પરત્વે ના માનનીય મુખ્યમંત્રીશ્રીને ઉદેશીને લખેલા આપના તારીખઃ-૩/૮/૨૦૦૬..ના ઇમેલના અનુસંધાને આદેશાનુંસાર જણાવવાનું કે, આપના સદરહુ ઇમેલમાં દર્શાવેલ બાબતે જરૂરી કાર્યવાહી હાથ ધરવા ની સત્તા મહાનગરપાલિકાના ક્ષેત્રાધિકારની હોવાથી આપનો ઇમેલ મ્યુનિસિપલ કમિશ્નરશ્રી, વડોદરા મ્યુનિસિપલ કોર્પોરેશન, વડોદરા તરફ જરુરી કાર્યવાહી અર્થે મોકલી આપ્‍યો છે.આ બાબતમાં જરુર જણાયે વધુ પત્રવ્યવહાર સબંધિત કોર્પોરેશન સાથે કરવા વિનંતી છે.
    આપનો વિશ્વાસુ,
    સેકશન અધિકારી,

    શહેરી વિકાસ અને શહેરી ગૃહ નિર્માણ વિભાગ

    નકલ રવાના પત્ર(અસલ)સાથે રવાનાઃ-
    મ્યુનિસપલ કમિશ્નરશ્રી,વડોદરા મ્યુનિસિપલ કોર્પોરેશન,વડોદરા તરફઃઆ બાબતે જરુરી કાર્યવાહી હાથ ધરી
    અરજદારશ્રીને તેમજ શહેરી વિકાસ વિભાગને જાણ કરવા વિનંતી..

    માન.મુખ્યમંત્રીશ્રીના અંગત સચિવશ્રી, માન.મુખ્યમંત્રીશ્રીનું કાર્યાલય, સચિવાલય, ગાંધીનગર તરફઃઆપના તારીખઃ૧૯/૭/૨૦૦૬ના ઇમેલ નં સીએમઓ/ઇએલએમ/૨૦૦૬/૩૦૬૫૮ અન્વયેજાણસારુ.
    Dr.R.K.D.Goel President
    Phone: 2647677: E-mail:// rkdgoel@aol.com // rkdgoel@yahoo.com // drrkdgoel@hotmail.com
    Association of Residents of Housing Societies from Dandia Bazar to Makapura-Vadodara
    05.04.2015=Copy of above E-mail from CMO / UD
    & UH deptt. Govt of Gujarat to: –
    Mr. Pandian D.Jagathisan IAS,Chief Secretary, Gujarat Govt.

    fix responsibility of Collector Vadodara / Municipal Commissioner Vadodara for losses of property, human lives and mental agony to Vadodara citizens of 2005 man made floods.

    Is there no value of Hon. Chief Minister’s letters for the Vadodara Authorities? Who will pay compensations for losses of human lives and properties to Vadodara citizens?====
    In 2015 Gujarat floods as per official reports 81,000 Animals / cattle died with losses of properties of Gujarat peoples. ARE ANY ONE ANSWERABLE / ACCOUNTABLE / RESPONSIBLES IN GUJARAT BUEAUCRATS / MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONERS / COLLECTORS OF GUJARAT FOR THESE LOSSES FROM 2005 TO 2015?

  2. The devil of corruption needs to be stopped for India to progress.No work gets down without grease-be it licences or sanction without agents help.
    Unless corruption is rooted out,our progress will be slow.Congrats to AAP for doing what they promised.Zero tolerance for corruption.