Kejri hints at more raids

Kejri hints at more raids

Kejri hints at more raids

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed fears of more CBI raids against opposition parties after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) posed five questions to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over “financial irregularities” in Delhi cricket body.

The AAP has stepped up its campaign for Jaitley’s resignation three days after a CBI raided the office of Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar.

“A CBI officer told me yesterday that CBI has been asked to target all opposition parties and finish those who don’t fall in line,” Kejriwal tweeted.

He also maintained that Jaitley was the brain behind the raid so that the probe agency could read files related to an inquiry ordered by Delhi government into wrongdoings in the Delhi and District Cricket Association.

Jaitley has denied any wrongdoings and the CBI also said that only files related to Kumar were searched in the raid, and its action was not linked to DDCA files.

Accusing Jaitley of financial bunglings in DDCA, AAP leader Ashutosh said the association allowed a private firm 21st Century to sub-lease 10 corporate boxes at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, and claimed the firm owned by a friend of Jaitley was extended financial benefit to the tune of over Rs 5 crore for the deal.

The AAP also called Jaitley a “master of half truth and beautiful lies” and accused him of not revealing the full facts in his blog about a probe panel clearing him of wrongdoings.

AAP leaders also alleged that the web of corruption around Jaitley stretched to Hockey India chief Narendra Batra and threatened to spill the beans on Saturday.

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