New Delhi: Patiala House Court in Delhi on Thursday sent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and others to judicial custody till 27th July in a corruption case. Earlier this month, Ashok Kumar, close aide of Rajendra Kumar, had last week allegedly admitted taking bribes on behest of the latter, CBI sources said.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Arvind Kumar remanded the seven in judicial custody after probe agency told court that they are not required for further custodial interrogration.
The accused were presented before court after expiry of their three-day police custody. The agency had on Saturday arrested Intelligent Communication System India Limited (ICSIL) Managing Director R.S. Kaushil and former MD G.K. Nanda.
Rajendra Kumar, a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre, was accused of abusing his official position in awarding Delhi government contracts of Rs 9.5 crore to private firm Endeavour Systems Private Limited. Besides Kumar, Kaushik and Nanda, the other accused in the case are Kumar's aide Ashok Kumar, Endeavour Systems Private Limited directors Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta, and former VAT Department Assistant Director Tarun Sharma.