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CBI gets time till Aug 29 to obtain sanction to prosecute Rajendra Kumar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The was today granted time till August 29 by a special to obtain the requisite sanction from authorities to prosecute Chief Minister Kejriwal's former principal secretary Rajendra Kumar in a case of alleged graft.

Special Judge Kumar fixed the matter for August 29 after the said it needed more time.

The had earlier filed a charge sheet against the 1989-batch IAS officer for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the besides provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Eight others and a company, Endeavour Systems Private Limited (ESPL), were also listed in the document.

Besides Kumar, the list included Tarun Sharma, former deputy secretary in Kejriwal's office, Kumar's close aide Ashok Kumar and ESPL co-owner

The CBI alleged in the FIR that the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy and caused losses of Rs 12 crore to the in the award of contracts between 2007 and 2015.

The CBI had registered the case alleging that Kumar had abused his official position by "favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders of departments".

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 19:22 IST