New Delhi: The AAP today said the special court’s order to release documents seized during CBI’s raid on Delhi Secretariat has vindicated its stand and has “exposed blatant misuse” of the investigating agency by the Centre.
“Special Court’s order about release of documents, which were seized by the CBI during a raid on Delhi Secretariat, has only vindicated AAP’s stand that the target of CBI raid at Delhi Secretariat was Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and not Rajendra Kumar.
“The court order has made clear that the CBI had arbitrarily seized documents from Chief Minister’s office, which were not related to the case which they claimed they were investigating. The court’s order today has completely exposed Modi government’s blatant misuse of the CBI,” an AAP spokesperson said.
CBI was today directed by a Special Court to return some documents seized by it during the raids at the office of Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar to the Delhi government.
Reacting to the court order, AAP’s Delhi unit Convenor Dilip Pandey said that the CBI raid was a ploy to “unsettle” the popular Aam Aadmi Party government.
“AAP’s consistent fight against BJP had exposed its politics of hatred. Rattled by humiliating loss in Bihar elections, Narendra Modi government had unleashed the CBI to terrorize the AAP government in Delhi,” he said.
“The BJP-led government at the Centre also knew that the Delhi government had initiated a probe against monumental corruption in DDCA under Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. They also knew that there was ample evidence on record that could create trouble for Jaitley. The CBI raid was aimed at seeing the DDCA probe file and terrorize the bureaucrats so that no action is taken in the DDCA scam,” Pandey claimed.
“CBI and the Centre, both had denied it categorically, but today’s court order has exposed how CBI is still working as a political tool of the party in power,” Pandey added.
The party asked why did the CBI seized documents which had no connection with the case it was investigating and were solely related to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s work.
“Does it not show that, contrary to your claim, the target of the CBI raid was Arvind Kejriwal and not Rajendra Kumar?
“You (Modi and the BJP) had promised to make CBI an independent investigative agency, doesn’t today’s order flatten your claim? Was that another election jumla,” the spokesperson added.