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CBI examining records of Mohalla Clinics

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The was examining records related to the Party government's ambitious project based on a complaint of irregularities, in connection with which several doctors and mid-ranking officials of the Health Department have been questioned, officials said today.

The agency said the investigation was part of a preliminary enquiry registered by it on the charges of alleged irregularities in sanctioning of (primary healthcare centres) in various colonies, they said.

The has recently questioned a (CMO) and some doctors who are in-charge of clinics, they said.

The preliminary enquiry was registered on the recommendation of former of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, in 2016, they said.

The agency officials denied Chief Arvind Kejriwal's claim that it had collected three lakh documents related to

They said they were examining records and statement of suspects who were asked to join the probe.

The agency officials said it cannot force someone for questioning during the preliminary enquiry stage.

Kejriwal has alleged that the had started investigating Mohalla Clinics, summoning various officials.

He also alleged that the government's officials were being "harassed"and "abused openly" for working in the government.

Kejriwal said the CBI and the Anti-Corruption Branch have registered 14 cases against ministers and their relatives since the party assumed office in February 2015, but there hasn't been an arrest in even one case.

"Cases have been registered against me, (deputy chief minister) Manish Sisodia, (minister) Satyender Jain. I want to know what happened to all these cases.

"No one has been arrested in these cases. Why don't central agencies first arrest us in such cases? The only motive is to stall the government's work," he told reporters at his residence here.

He alleged that there was an attempt to "defame" and implicate AAP leaders in the "wrong cases".

"... every day a new case is being registered against us," Kejriwal claimed.

"The PMO and the Centre are unleashing the lieutenant governor, IAS officials and agencies like the CBI, ED, the and the Police on us to stall the government's work," he said.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 20:50 IST