CBI came looking for file on Jaitley: Kejriwal

(From IANS)
In his biggest confrontation with India’s central government yet, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal accused it of targeting him in a day-long CBI raid at his office and said the investigators were, in fact, looking for an incriminating file which could nail Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for corruption involving the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) of which Jaitley was the president.
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

Jaitley, however, dismissed the allegations.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for unleasing the CBI and called him  a “psychopath and coward”.

“It has become necessary to reveal why the CBI come to my office today (Tuesday) and which was the file they were looking for. This is the DDCA file under which Arun Jaitley is getting trapped,” he said.

Rejecting the allegation, Jaitley said: “This morning’s statement appeared to be prima facie incorrect. But the evening one seemed to be absolutely rubbish and I do not think I need to respond to this rubbish.”

Kejriwal said his government had set up an inquiry committee to probe alleged irregularities in DDCA. The panel had submitted its report and he was to set up a commission of inquiry to carry a detailed probe into the wrongdoings in the cricket body.

“I am not scared of you (the central government). You do not know what I am made of,” he said. “The motive of the raid was to target me.”

 “Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologize to the nation for his misdeeds. Then only I will tender apology for calling him a ‘coward and a psychopath,'” he said.

After a meeting with his cabinet colleagues and senior AAP leaders, Kejriwal said he will continue the fight against corruption.

Earlier, the CBI denied carrying out raids at Kejriwal’s office saying it was instead searching the offices of his principal secretary Rajender Kumar. The action was over allegations that Kumar was favoring private companies in awarding government contracts from 2007 to 2014.



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