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Rajendar Kumar’s allegations are absolutely baseless: CBI

The CBI on Thursday strongly refuted allegations by Rajendar Kumar, the former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, that he was “threatened” by its officers to implicate the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief.

Kumar, who has been charge-sheeted by the agency in a graft case, made the allegations in his letter to Delhi Chief Secretary seeking voluntary retirement.

CBI said making such “absolutely baseless allegations” after filing of charge sheet “is only an attempt to influence the matter which is subjudice”.

“Central Bureau of Investigation strongly denies statement/news item published/telecast in certain sections of the media being attributed to Shri Rajendar Kumar, IAS,” CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said. “The allegation of Rajendar Kumar, which has incidentally come up after filing of the charge sheet, that witnesses/ accused in this case were threatened by CBI officers to implicate a political functionary, is absolutely baseless and denied,” he said.

Gaur said the accused had the opportunity to bring before the court any instance of alleged physical assault when they were produced before judge but no such allegation was made. “No such allegation was made at the relevant time, except one person, who also filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, but had to withdraw the same after the court observed that he is trying to spoil the system and scaring away the probe agency which was widely reported in the media on May 3, 2016,” he said.

Gaur said making such baseless allegations at this moment, is only an attempt to influence the matter which is subjudice. 
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