New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused the CBI of raiding his office in search of a file related to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
“Rajendra (Kumar) is an excuse, Kejriwal is the target,” he said, referring to the chief minister’s principal secretary who the CBI alleged was involved in corruption.
The Central Bureau of Investigation denied raiding Kejriwal’s office.
But a visibly furious chief minister said the CBI was lying because its officers did search his office.
He said his office didn’t maintain files beyond 10-15 days. “If they were looking for files of 2007-14 period, what were they looking for in my office?”
The real reason for the raid, Kejriwal said, was a report of the commission that probed the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), which he alleged was a den of corruption.
Jaitley had been involved for a long time with the DDCA, he said.
“What were they doing today? CBI came and inspected all files in my office. They looked at each and every file. What are they looking for? It is now important to tell.
“The file is of the DDCA in which Arun Jaitley is involved. Arun Jaitley was president of the DDCA for several years and there was corruption inside DDCA,” Kejriwal told reporters outside the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia where Aam Aadmi Party leaders held a meeting.
“I formed a committee and it has given its report. An inquiry commission is to be set up and the file is in my office. They came to look for Arun Jaitley’s file.
“They have no concern with contracts Rajendra gave. If he gave contracts in 2007, what were you doing till 2015 Modi ji,” he questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kejriwal pointed out that Rajendra Kumar had held senior positions in the departments of education, IT and VAT.
“If they were looking for proof of corruption, they should be looking for the concerned files in those departments.
“But I do not think the (CBI) action is to check (corrupt) contracts. If he had given out contracts wrongly, those departments should have been raided. The files (related to his alleged corruption) are there.”
Kejriwal said he was firmly opposed to corruption, and he would not mind sending his own son to jail if he indulged in corruption.
An angry chief minister launched a fresh attack on Modi, after calling him a “psychopath” in a tweet on Tuesday morning, saying he will apologise for the language if Modi apologises for “his deeds”.
“I must tell you Modi ji, you can scare others with CBI, you cannot scare me. I will fight till my last breath. I am not scared of Modi’s CBI, small timers, and hollow threats.
“They said my selection of words was not good, but your actions are bad. I was born in a village near Hisar, my words may be bad … If you apologise for your deeds, I will apologise for my words,” he added.