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Court asks CBI to release documents seized during Delhi Secretariat raid

India TV News Desk 21 Jan 2016, 0:02:30 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: CBI has been directed by a Delhi court today to release some of the documents of AAP government that were seized during the raid at the office of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his staff.

Aam Aadmi Party had filed an application last month in the court of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) urging the release of their "indiscriminately" seized documents. The demanded that the papers which were not related/essential for investigation in the case related to the alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) should be returned back to them.

The plea, filed through the government's standing counsel Rahul Mehra and Richa Kapoor, also sought initiation of "stringent action against officials responsible for raiding in mala fide manner the Delhi government office and seizing documents to cause immense dislocation of work".

It said the office functioning was "greatly hampered, paralysed and dislocated" after the CBI raid at the Delhi secretariat on December 15 in connection with the DDCA case.

However, the CBI denied Kejriwal's claim that it raided the chief minister's office. The chaos over the entire episode continued for a while and now the CBI has been ordered to return back the seized documents of Aam Aadmi Party.

(With inputs from IANS)