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CBI arrests Delhi CM Kejriwal’s principal secretary in corruption case

CBI arrests Delhi CM Kejriwal’s principal secretary in corruption case

The CBI arrested Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary, Rajender Kumar, on Monday after having searched his office during a controversial raid at the Delhi Secretariat last year in connection with a corruption case.Kumar has been booked under charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption for allegedly favouring a private company in five contracts worth Rs 9.5 crore between 2007 and 2014. Known to be close to Kejriwal, the senior IAS officer was one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s first bureaucratic appointments during its 49-day stint last year._40932dcc-41ea-11e6-80db-dfffb1de8362

The 48-year-old was subsequently given charge of several important departments, including transport and education, before taking over as the CM’s secretary.

The 1989-batch officer was also at the centre of a pitched battle between the city government and lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung in June, after Kejriwal appointed his trusted officer as the home secretary.

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Hindustan Times

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