Arvind Kejriwal has said that PM Narendra Modi resorted to ‘cowardice’ as he couldn’t handle him politically. Kejriwal’s office has been reported to be raided by the CBI.

Taking tensions between the Delhi government and the Centre to a new level, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday claimed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided his office at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also went as far as to call the Prime Minister a ‘coward and a psychopath.’

The central agency has registered a case against Rajender Kumar for allegedly favouring a firm in getting contracts from Delhi government.

The CBI said that searches are on at 14 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and papers of 3 immovable properties and Rs. 2.4 lakhs recovered from residence of Kumar.

A CBI spokesperson said, “The CBI has registered a case against Rajender Kumar, secretary to CM Delhi, on the allegation of abusing his official position by favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders from delhi government departments. After taking warrants, searches are being conducted in the office and residence of Rajender Kumar.” CBI sources said the case was registered based on a complaint filed former Delhi Dialogue Commission member Ashish Joshi who has a running feud with Kejriwal. Joshi was one of the first few bureaucrats with whom Kejriwal picked up a battle after assuming office in Delhi. The feud eventually saw an unceremonious exit of Joshi from the Delhi Dialogue Commission. In his complaint, Joshi had alleged that Kumar, while he was posted as Director (Education) between 2002 and 2005, created two companies —

CBI sources said the case was registered based on a complaint filed former Delhi Dialogue Commission member Ashish Joshi who has a running feud with Kejriwal. Joshi was one of the first few bureaucrats with whom Kejriwal picked up a battle after assuming office in Delhi. The feud eventually saw an unceremonious exit of Joshi from the Delhi Dialogue Commission. In his complaint, Joshi had alleged that Kumar, while he was posted as Director (Education) between 2002 and 2005, created two companies —

In his complaint, Joshi had alleged that Kumar, while he was posted as Director (Education) between 2002 and 2005, created two companies — Caltoonz and EDUDEL MIS — registered in Timarpur. The then office superintendent, Ashok Kumar, was appointed in-charge of Caltoonz. “Later, Rajendra Kumar formed a company Endeavors Systems along with Dinesh Kumar Gupta (who supplied stationery to the education department) and Sandeep Kumar, a contractual programmer in Caltoonz. Rajendra Kumar and Ashok, who resigned from government service in 2009, are related,” Joshi’s complaint said. In a letter written to chief secretary K K Sharma, Joshi, also a senior bureaucrat, had questioned Kumar’s authority in issuing orders of his removal from the DDC.

“I am the only CM who dismissed, on my own, a minister n a senior officer on charges of corruption and handed their cases to CBI. If CBI had any evidence against Rajender, why didn’t they share it wid me? I wud hv acted against him,” Kejriwal wrote on Twitter.

Source: theindianexpress.com