CBI visits Delhi govt info dept, Sisodia attacks PM

The agency sources said the team went to the DIP, headed by Sisodia, only to collect documents regarding the program.

Published: 19th January 2017 11:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2017 12:11 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (File|PTI)


NEW DELHI:  A CBI team today visited Delhi government's Directorate of Information & Publicity to collect documents pertaining to inquiry against Manish Sisodia in alleged irregularities in the 'TalktoAK' campaign, following which the Deputy Chief Minister attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The agency sources said the team went to the DIP, headed by Sisodia, only to collect documents regarding the program. "A CBI team reached the DIP office of the Delhi government. Modiji! I was waiting at my office and home since morning," Sisodia tweeted. In another tweet he said, "Modiji! Such threats through your CBI won't be able to protect your favourite drug-mafia Majithita in Punjab. His countdown has begun." The agency has initiated a preliminary inquiry on the complainant of Delhi government vigilance department, the sources said.

The complaint alleged that a well known Public Relations (PR) company was hired by the Delhi government to promote the 'TalktoAK' (Talk to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal) event for which a proposal of Rs 1.5 crore was made.

The complaint alleged that despite objections from the Principal Secretary, the government went ahead with the proposal and the consultant spent the money thereby creating a liability for the government. Official sources said the CBI has now registered a Preliminary Enquiry to probe these allegations and is looking into the role of Sisodia and others.

Later, Sisodia also tweeted, "In the last 5 hours, CBI has found nothing against me at DIP office. Narendra Modiji! you will now have to get me arrested from my house without evidence."


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp