New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday raided Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office here, Kejriwal tweeted. The reason for the CBI was not immediately known.
Kejriwal said his office has been raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“CBI raided my office,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Delhi chief minister's office is located at the Delhi Secretariat.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit back by saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "a coward and a psychopath".
"Modi is a coward and a psycopath," tweeted an incensed Kejriwal.
"CBI raids my office," he said and added: "When Modi cudn't handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice."
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), however, said that they did not conduct raids at Kejriwal's office.
A CBI official said that a case has been registered against the secretary to Delhi CM Rajendra Kumar on the allegation of abusing his official position to favour a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders from Delhi government departments.
"After taking warrants, searches are being conducted in the office and residence of Rajendra Kumar. The allegations against Kumar were raised by member secretary Delhi Dialogue Commission Ashish Kumar Joshi," the CBI official said.
Kejriwal retorted: "CBI lying. My own office raided. Files of CM office are being looked into. Let Modi say which file he wants?"
Kejriwal said that Rajendra was just an excuse as the files at the Delhi chief minister's office were being examined.
In a string of tweets, Kejriwal said that "I am the only CM who dismissed, on my own, a minister n a senior officer on charges of corruption and handed their cases to CBI".
"If CBI had any evidence against Rajender, why didn't they share it wid me? I wud hv acted against him," he said while referring to Kumar, secretary to Delhi CM.
Meanwhile, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the prime minister has "nothing to do" with the CBI raids at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office.
"CBI is an independent organisation. The government does not interfere at all. How can you criticize the central government and the prime minister? PM has nothing to do with this," Naidu told reporters here after Kejriwal took to twitter to say that the CBI had raided his office.
"It has become fashionable from the Delhi chief minister to quarrel with central government and take PM's name for everything," he said and added: "CBI does not function under the government. Gone are days of Congress when CBI used to be misused."