Arvind Kejriwal’s office raided by CBI, Principal secretary under scrutiny office sealed

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The Central Bureau of Investigation raided Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office. In the raid the CBI sealed the office of the Principal Secretary Rajender Kumar. However, Kejriwal has taken  the raid head on and blamed the centre for the CBI raid. Kejriwal tweeted his disgust  over the matter, by saying, “When he could not handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice,” the CM wrote on the microblogging site blaming squarely the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in what may become the next flash point in a prolonged tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government.

Kejriwal has often hit out at the Narendra Modi government in the recent past , especially over administrative control of the Capital. The latest war of words had come over the weekend in connection with the controversial demolition of a slum settlement in outer Delhi’s Shakur Basti that left hundreds of poor people out in the biting cold.  

Meanwhile, before entering parliament, defending the government over the raid, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “We don’t control the CBI. It is fashionable to blame the Prime Minister.”

It is not yet clear why the investigation agency, controlled by the central government, took the step. Media reports said, the officers and staff of the Secretariat have been barred from entering Kejriwal’s office.

Media reports suggest that the raid is connected to a case of criminal misconduct against Delhi CM’s principal secretary Rajender Kumar. Aam Aadmi Party have said that the Chief Minister’s office was kept in the dark about the sudden raid.