When the copy of this order reached the Special Secretary (Vigilance) on Monday, he wrote a letter to Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar questioning both the minister’s decision and his intention. He has filed a case related to alleged corruption in liquor policy, case related to allegations of espionage through Feedback Unit, case related to advertisements worth 90 crores, case related to expenses and irregularities on renovation of CM residence, case related to rent for mohalla clinics. Citing a few other cases including the case of alleged irregularities, the case of special treatment given to Minister Satyendar Jain in Tihar Jail, the construction of a house by a Delhi Jal Board official at a protected site, the Vigilance Department said that these Investigating all sensitive matters.
Referring to the protection and rights given to the IAS officers, Rajasekhar said that no one can take away the rights given to public servants under these rules. He said that the manner in which efforts are being made to transfer them in an indirect manner by preventing them from performing their duty, is also against the order of the Supreme Court dated October 31, 2013, according to which the transfer of officers shall be done after consultation with the Civil Services Board. can be done only after
On the other hand, in response to the allegations of corruption leveled by the minister, Rajasekhar wrote that the CBI had recommended departmental action against the secretary of the minister himself two years back, despite this he continues to hold the post of secretary. This shows that the minister is apprehensive about the complaints he is handling as Special Secretary, Vigilance Department. Rajasekhar has expressed apprehension that records related to sensitive matters may be tampered with by preventing him from performing duty, so the matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the High Court and a stay should be taken on the minister’s order. For this, a request has also been made to engage senior lawyers of the High Court and the Supreme Court, including the Additional Solicitor General.
Delhi government said, cannot turn a blind eye to corruption
The Delhi government says that several complaints were received against the Special Secretary of the Vigilance Department for extortion and protection money from corrupt persons. The Delhi Government follows a policy of zero tolerance against corruption and cannot turn a blind eye to such corrupt practices, hence the Special Secretary (Vigilance) has been relieved of his duties. Since the central government and the LG are not allowing us to implement the Supreme Court order, we could not transfer him and his work has been assigned to other officers.
This step is unconstitutional and immoral: BJP
Delhi BJP State President Virendra Sachdeva said that the removal of Rajasekhar is completely unethical. The kind of language used in the letter to remove Rajasekhar from the post is unconstitutional and unethical. According to Sachdeva, Rajasekhar was probing the renovation case of CM’s bungalow. His removal from the post clearly shows that the Chief Minister wants to stop the investigation.