A preliminary enquiry was registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into allegations about irregularities in renovating the official residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital.
According to sources, the agency sought papers from the Public Works Department (PWD) about how the project was sanctioned.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rejected the allegation of any wrongdoing and said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has used all its strength to destroy the AAP.
“Till now they have filed more than 50 cases against Kejriwal and got the investigation done. But they did not find anything. Nothing will come out of this either. No matter how much investigation the BJP wants, Arvind Kejriwal will continue to fight for the interests of the common man,” Kejriwal-led party said.
The preliminary enquiry is the first step to ascertain if the allegations have prima facie material to proceed with a regular FIR.
The anti-corruption branch of the CBI has demanded from the PWD records related to the approval and recommendation of its officials related to alteration, tender documents, bids submitted by contractors, approval of building plans and requests from the client for superior specifications like modular kitchen, marble flooring and other ornamental work, they said.
BJP Delhi chief Virendra Sachdeva said, “After this CBI investigation, Arvind Kejriwal would have to answer who gave the order for all these constructions (at CM’s residence)?”
Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra alleged that Kejriwal has committed the sin of building an illegal “Sheesh Mahal” with the money of the people of Delhi.
“CBI registers case against Kejriwal’s illegal bungalow. During the Corona period, Kejriwal has committed the sin of building an illegal ‘Sheesh Mahal’ with the money of the people of Delhi. Kejriwal cannot escape punishment for this crime,” Mishra posted on X.
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