Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, announced on Saturday his intention to take legal action against officials from the CBI and ED for supposedly committing perjury and submitting inaccurate affidavits in court.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned the AAP leader in connection with the case on Sunday (April 16). He has been asked to be present at the agency headquarters at 11 am to answer queries of the investigating team, officials said.
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The central probe agency has already arrested former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the case.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal accused the central probe agencies of filing false affidavits in courts.
“We will file appropriate cases against CBI and ED officials for perjury and producing false evidence in courts,” he tweeted.
Earlier, the chief minister said the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in its charge sheet, had said that former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia destroyed 14 phones and IMEI numbers of these phones were are also included in the documents.
“The seizure memo shows that out of these 14 phones, four are with the ED and one with the CBI. Most of the other phones are alive and are being used by volunteers. The ED and the CBI know about these phones. They are misleading the court by filing false affidavits,” he alleged.
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Kejriwal, who has been served a notice by the CBI, to appear before it on Sunday, alleged that the agencies were torturing people to extract false confessions.
“People are being asked to falsely take my name and Sisodia’s name. One Chandan Reddy, whom we are not acquainted with, was tortured and his medical report says he suffered trauma to his ears and face. These people are using third degree, mental harassment and physical torture to extract false statements.
“Sameer Mahendru and Arun Pillai have been tortured. One person, who has two young daughters, was asked, How will your daughter go to college tomorrow? Another one was quizzed, while his wife and father were made to sit in another room and he was threatened that they would be sent to jail,” he claimed.
(With agency inputs)