In another bid to initiate rivalry between the Centre and Kejriwal, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday accorded sanction to prosecute former principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajendra Kumar.
It was also reported that Rajendra Kumar’s voluntary retirement request (VRS) was rejected due to pending prosecution.
Rajendra Kumar is a 1989 batch IAS officer, who was principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He is accused of abusing his official position in awarding Delhi government contracts totalling Rs 9.5 crore to private firm Endeavour Systems Pvt Ltd.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had requested the Home Ministry to sanction his prosecution.
CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur told the reporters that CBI had asked government to accord sanction to prosecute Rajendra Kumar to file chargesheet against him.
CBI may file a chargesheet against Rajendra Kumar on February 18. He was arrested on July 4 by the CBI but granted bail July 26.