New Delhi, Jul 26: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s previous Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, who was captured in a defilement case, was today allowed safeguard by a Special court.
Uncommon CBI Judge Arvind Kumar gave the alleviation to Rajendra Kumar on outfitting of an individual obligation of Rs one lakh.
The court guided that Kumar won’t attempt to contact any witness and won’t impact the progressing test for the situation.
Kumar, alongside four others, was captured by the CBI on July 4 regarding the instance of supposedly indicating undue favors to a privately owned business in honor of government contracts worth over Rs 50 crore.
Other than Kumar, CBI has captured previous Deputy Secretary in Kejriwal’s office Tarun Sharma, Kumar’s claimed close helper Ashok Kumar, Managing Director of a PSU, R S Kaushik.
Kaushik’s antecedent G K Nanda, previous Managing Director of Intelligent Communication Systems India Ltd (ICSIL) which is a Delhi government undertaking, proprietor of private firm Endeavor Systems Pvt Ltd (ESPL) Dinesh Kumar Gupta and its co-proprietor Sandeep Kumar were likewise captured for the situation.
Gupta, Sharma, Ashok Kumar and Kaushik have additionally moved safeguard application in the court.
As per CBI, the five denounced were professedly indicating undue favors to private firm ESPL which the organization claimed was coasted by Kumar for the honor of government contracts worth over Rs 50 crore.
CBI had enrolled a body of evidence against Kumar and others in December a year ago charging that the officer had mishandled his official position by “favoring a specific firm in the most recent couple of years in getting tenders of Delhi government divisions”.
The blamed have been charged under area 120-B of IPC (criminal trick) and procurements of the Prevention of Corruption Act identifying with criminal wrongdoing for purportedly supporting ESPL in sacking of five contracts.
CBI has charged that the denounced persons had gone into a criminal connivance and brought on lost Rs 12 crore to the Delhi government in grant of agreements somewhere around 2007 and 2015, and guaranteed that the authorities had taken “undue advantage” of over Rs three crore while recompensing the agreements.
This is the same case in which the office had gone under blistering feedback from court which had guided it to return reports looked for by Delhi government seized amid December 15, 2015 hunt of Kejriwal’s office.
Capture of top state government official had set off a political tempest with the Delhi government blaming Center for enjoying “political grudge” and “deadening” administration.