New Delhi :
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary, Rajender Kumar and four others after having searched his office during a controversial raid at the Delhi Secretariat last year in 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. All five accused will be produced in Delhi’s Patiala House court on Tuesday.
The senior IAS officer is known to be close to Arvind Kejriwal and AAP’s one of the first bureaucratic appointments during its 49-day stint last year.
The 48-year-old was subsequently given charge of several important departments, including transport and education, before taking over as the CM’s secretary.