Published On: Fri, Apr 8th, 2016

CBI to face contempt charge over corruption case against Kejriwal’s Secy

New Delhi: A Special CBI court has sent a reference to the Delhi High Court to initiate contempt proceedings against the CBI’s investigation officer of corruption case against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary, IAS officer Rajendra Kumar and other officials.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary Rajendra Kumar

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary Rajendra Kumar

The court pulled up the CBI for flouting procedures with impunity and being conspicuously ambiguous in its probe in a graft case against Kumar and others.

“CBI will contest the said order in the appropriate manner by following due legal procedure,” a CBI spokesperson said.

This is not the first time the special CBI court hearing the matter has made harsh observations against the agency. However, CBI officials say that in the past, one of the orders was challenged by the agency and later set aside by the Delhi High Court.

“Initially the CBI court ordered the release of documents seized by the CBI. The order was set aside and CBI was allowed to retain the documents,” a CBI official said.


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