CBI alleged that contract documents for the hiring of 24 people for “mohalla clinics” and other PWD projects were not in order
The Hush Post: Delhi PWD minister Satyendra Jain’s house was raided by the CBI on Wednesday over alleged violation in the hiring of consultants for the government body NITI Ayog. The CBI alleged that the contract documents for the hiring of 24 people for “mohalla clinics” and other PWD projects were not in order. Jain is a Minister for Health, PWD, Power, Health and Family development in the Arvind Kejriwal government.The CBI has also registered a fresh case against Jain
“CBI raids my house for hiring creative team by PWD. Professionals were hired for different projects. All were forced to leave by CBI,” Jain said in a post . Soon after the raids, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal retweeted, “What does the PM Modi want?”
A news report in a national daily said that officials have confirmed the search being conducted at five more locations, including residences of other PWD officials and private persons.
Interestingly, a day earlier the CBI has closed an investigation into his daughter Soumya Jain’s appointment as an adviser to the “mohalla clinic (neighbourhood clinic)” project launched after AAP took power in Delhi. The CBI did not find any evidence to prosecute Soumya Jain.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the creative teams had been approved by the central plan body NITI Aayog. “The Aam Aadmi Party is not going to stop with this practice,” Sisodia said hitting out at the Centre.
“Six months ago, the CBI came to my house as well. We are working for education, for power, for so many other problems in the city. Nothing is going to come out of these raids. This is all happening just to distract the people from the work we are doing. They are trying to defame us,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was quoted as saying.
AAP alleged that the raid was a retaliation against the Delhi government’s decision to put a cap on profits of private hospitals by announcing the new ‘rate capping policy’ for private hospitals.