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Modi made 'all efforts' to remove Alok Verma from CBI sensing probe into Rafale deal: Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi alleged Friday that had been making "all efforts" to remove from the post of for the past two months, sensing that he was to order an investigation into the fighter jet deal.

Verma was removed as by a high-powered committee headed by the on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty on Thursday, barely two days after the reinstated him.

Earlier, Verma had been sent on forced leave by the government in a late-night controversial order on October 23, 2018 in the wake of a feud between him and his

Talking to reporters here, Kejriwal said, "If the had done no wrong, what was the problem in letting the probe go on?"

"Prime Minister had made all efforts to remove from the for the past two months, which is not right," Kejriwal alleged.

(AAP) and many other opposition parties have alleged irregularities in the fighter deal with France, a charge denied by the government.

He alleged that the BJP government had wanted to purchase 36 Rafale fighter at a very high price.

"The cost of one fighter is around Rs 600 crore and they (government) want to purchase it at Rs 1,600 crore per aircraft...an additional burden of Rs 36,000 crore to the exchequer," he also alleged.

The said the BJP-led government "unleashed" the CBI and on him "so many times" during the past four years.

"I was subjected to raids and inquiries...more than 400 files of were illegally seized by the I was not afraid at all of these raids and so-called probes since I had not indulged in any wrongdoing, even of a single paisa," Kejriwal said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:10 IST
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