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Was penalised for closeness with AAP, says Rajendra Kumar

Published : Jan 17, 2017, 2:39 am IST
Updated : Jan 17, 2017, 6:15 am IST

Kumar also alleged that the former L-G tried to corner bureaucrats who didn’t fall in line.

Rajendra Kumar
 Rajendra Kumar

New Delhi: Delhi’s former principal secretary Rajendra Kumar on Monday launched a scathing attack on his former boss Najeeb Jung and said he was penalised by him apparently for having “identified” himself “too closely” with the Aam Aadmi Party.

In his recent blog, he alleged that the former lieutenant-governor, Mr Jung, was bent on pursuing top CBI officials to “educate” him. Mr Kumar, who recently sought voluntary retirement from India Administrative Service (IAS), had earlier said that Central probe agency wanted him to implicate chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a graft case.

Mr Kejriwal on Monday endorced Mr Kumar’s blog on Twitter and said it was a “must read”. In his blog, the former principal secretary took a dig at Mr Jung’s decision to return to academia after quitting his job as the Delhi L-G.

“You were always concerned about me, my welfare and my education. You spoke to a senior officer of CBI and sought his help to educate me. He was not wise and he politely excused himself. After sometime he retired. But your desire to help and reform me continued. You later met a top officer of MHA and a top officer of CBI and stressed upon them the urgent national interest issue of helping and educating me,” Mr Kumar said.

Mr Kumar was charged by the CBI of corruption and criminal conspiracy for favouring a private IT company in awarding government contracts worth Rs 9.5 crore during former CM Sheila Dikshit’s tenure.

Conjuring his experiences of working with his former boss, he said that weeks after joining the “constitutional post” of Delhi L-G, Mr Jung asked him to send the personal file of a then vice-chancellor of a Delhi government University.

“For you, removal of that vice-chancellor would definitely have been in larger “national” interest. I trust you,” he added.

Mr Kumar also alleged that the former L-G tried to corner bureaucrats who didn’t fall in line. “You narrated stories of your attempts to educate me to many other persons of my fraternity and assured them of similar special sessions like mine, if they remained dumb like me,” he said.

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