court sends Rajendra Kumar, six others to three days CBI custody

New Delhi: A court on Monday sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar and six others to three days CBI custody in a corruption case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Arvind Kumar remanded the seven in police custody after they were presented before it after expiry of their one-day judicial custody. The CBI had sought three-day police custody of the accused to bring them face-to-face with one another. The agency had on Saturday arrested Intelligent Communication System India Limited (ICSIL) Managing Director R.S. Kaushil and former MD G.K. Nanda. Rajendra Kumar, a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory cadre, was accused of abusing his official position in awarding Delhi government contracts of Rs 9.5 crore to private firm Endeavour Systems Private Limited. Besides Kumar, Kaushik and Nanda, the other accused in the case are Kumar's aide Ashok Kumar, Endeavour Systems Private Limited directors Sandeep Kumar and Dinesh Kumar Gupta, and former VAT Department Assistant Director Tarun Sharma