Terming the arrest of Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as "political vendetta", the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning whether he hates Pakistan more or the AAP.
Senior AAP leader Ashutosh said Kumar was arrested despite the CBI court making scathing comments against the investigating agency, asking it to provide evidence against the officer.
He said events unfolding since last seven days, which includes arrest of AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya in an alleged molestation case, booking of its another legislator Naresh Yadav in an alleged desecration case in Punjab and arrest of Kumar, indicates that Modi was "scared" of Kejriwal and the AAP.
The CBI today arrested Kumar, a 1984 IAS officer of UT cadre. He was called along with Tarun Sharma, a Deputy Secretary in Kejriwal's office and three others for allegedly abusing their official position and favouring a private company in securing government contracts worth over Rs 50 crore.
The probe agency had registered a case against Kumar and others in December last year alleging that the officer had abused his official position by "favouring a particular firm in the last few years in getting tenders of Delhi government departments"
"This is nothing, but a case of political vendetta.
Several times in the past the Special CBI court has scolded the agency and asked it to provide proof against Kumar," Ashutosh said.
"Mr Modi is scared of Kejriwal which is why he is unleashing CBI and other agencies on the AAP. He is aware that the AAP is winning Punjab with a thumping majority, as also Goa and this reflects his desperation. I wonder whether Mr Modi hates Pakistan more or the AAP," Ashutosh added.
Even if the Centre uses the CBI or tries any other trick, the people of the country will ensure Modi's "defeat", another senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed.