IAS Rajendra Kumar: The centre government granted sanction to the Center Bureau of Investigation to prosecute senior IAS officer and former principal secretary of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajendra Kumar in a corruption case.
Center rejected plea of Rajendra Kumar due to pending case against him
Rajendra Kumar filed a plea for voluntary retirement which was rejected by the Home Ministry as the case is still pending against him.
The CBI is investigating corruption charges, relating to his earlier spell with the Delhi government when he held multiple posts including that secretary, information Technology Department.
According to the sources, the decision to grant comes after a careful examination of the CBI’s request to the effect. The ministry also declined his plea for utilising Voluntary Retirement Scheme, saying it cannot be allowed during the pendency of a corruption case against him. He was charge-sheeted by the CBI in December.
IAS Rajendra Kumar: He was booked by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy
In its charge sheet, the CBI has alleged that the accused persons (including Rajendra Kumar) had entered into a criminal conspiracy to cause a loss of `12 crore to the Delhi government in an award of contracts between 2007 and 2015.
Rajendra Kumar is a 1989 batch IAS officer and was booked by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the IPC besides violation of the prevention of Corruption Act.