CBI registers case against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain

Satyendar Jain

The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Wednesday registered a case against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain, SK Srivastava, then Engineer-in-Chief of PWD and others to investigate the allegations of irregularities in the hiring of creative teams in Public Works Department. 

Earlier in a day, the probe agency had conducted raids at Jain’s residence.

“CBI raids my house for hiring creative team by PWD (Public Works Department). Professionals were hired for different projects. All were forced to leave by CBI,” Jain said.

Last year, CBI had initiated a preliminary enquiry related to the hiring of 24 architects without following the laid-down rules and guidelines.

Reacting to the raids, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “What does PM Modi want?”

Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while quoting a report said that NITI Aayog favoured these creative teams.

“The Aam Aadmi Party is not going to stop with these practice,” he stated.

On Monday, the probe agency closed a case against Jain related to the hiring of his daughter for Mohalla Clinic.

In August 2017, a corruption case was filed against Jain.


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