An ‘Independent’ CBI Should Raid PMO, Seize All Rafale Files and Make Arrests: Arvind Kejriwal
He added that the CBI should make arrests just like they raided his office, residence, and the Kolkata police commissioner.
As the Rafale row continued to escalate, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An “independent” Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should raid and seize all the files related to Rafale aircrafts, he suggested in a tweet. Kejriwal added that the CBI should make arrests just like they raided his office, residence, and the Kolkata police commissioner.
In the light of today’s expose on Rafale, “independent” CBI shud raid PMO, seize all the files related to Rafale and make arrests just like they raided my office and residence and Kolkatta police commissioner.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 8, 2019
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s attack came after a report on the Rafale deal was published by The Hindu. According to a report, the Defence Ministry strongly opposed to “parallel negotiations” led by the Prime Minister Office with French officials. A document revealed by The Hindu group chairman N Ram in the report shows that the Defence Ministry had dissented, back in 2015.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh, too, has written a letter to the CBI, asking for “Registration of FIR in Rafale Deal against the persons, who are prima facie directly/indirectly involved in causing huge loss to the exchequer including the Prime Minister of India”
AAP MP Sanjay Singh has written a letter to CBI for "Registration of FIR in Rafale Deal against the persons, who are prima facie directly/indirectly involved in causing huge loss to the exchequer including the Prime Minister of India". (file pic-Sanjay Singh) pic.twitter.com/DR9E9WGvaQ
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2019
Singh maintained that his party was the first to flag Rafale deal “scam” as he cited a letter written by him to the Chief Vigilance Commissioner(CVC), the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) and the CAG last year.
“The truth that has come to the fore now has exposed the real face of Modi. We have been saying from day first that there is a scam of Rs 36,000 crore,” Singh alleged at a press conference.
“If police does not register a case, we will approach the court,” he said. Singh was one of the petitioners before the Supreme Court, seeking a probe in the alleged “scam” in the Rafale deal.
(With PTI inputs)