Finally, Delhi suspends graft-tainted Kejriwal aide

In Delhi, sources said all the accused in the `50 crore government contracts case are being confronted with each other.

Published: 07th July 2016 04:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2016 04:03 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH:Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary Rajendra Kumar and four other arrested persons were confronted with each other by the CBI in connection with an alleged corruption case, the State government on Wednesday suspended Kumar.

Meanwhile, AAP leader  and head of the Delhi Dialogue Commission of the party, Ashish Khetan, was booked by the Punjab Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. On July 3, Khetan had allegedly equated AAP’s ‘51-Point Youth Manifesto’ with Guru Granth Sahib, Bible and Quran in a bid to establish it as a true commitment towards the youth, if voted to power. The manifesto, prepared by AAP’s Punjab Dialogue team, carries pictures of the Golden Temple with AAP’s election symbol on it. All-India Sikh Students’ Federation president Karnail Singh Peermohammad demanded an apology from Kejriwal for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs.

In Delhi, sources said all the accused in the `50 crore government contracts case are being confronted with each other to prove their involvement in the alleged graft.

The evidence gathered by the CBI officials during their investigation so far was also being shown to the accused persons, explaining the details of alleged monetary benefits taken by them, a source said.

In a related development, the agency officials claimed to have traced the trail of money, which was given to the accused as bribe through different means, the source said. Kumar and four others were arrested by the CBI on Monday for allegedly showing undue favours to a private company in award of government contracts worth over `50 crore. 

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