CBI to challenge order on release of documents against Rajendra Kumar

New Delhi, Jan. 21 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will challenge the order on release of documents in a case against Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar in the Delhi High Court.

A trial court yesterday made scathing remarks about the CBI’s conduct in probing the corruption case against Rajendra Kumar and others, saying the agency seemed to be in “haste” and appeared to have “abused its power”.

The court further alleged that the agency did not even carry out a preliminary enquiry before filing the FIR.

The court, however, rejected the government’s prayer for stringent action against the investigating agency officials, who had seized the documents in alleged violation of the provisions of the CBI manual.

The CBI had earlier opposed the government’s plea and argued that even the court had no powers to decide the admissibility of the documents at this stage.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had yesterday welcomed the court’s verdict and said the judiciary has vindicated the AAP Government’s stand that the raid at Rajendra Kumar’s office at the Delhi Secretariat was ‘politically-motivated’.

On December 15, the CBI raided the office of Rajendra Kumar in connection with a corruption case. (ANI)

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