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“What does PM Modi want”, asks Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi minister’s residence is raided

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain was raided by the CBI this morning over alleged violation in the hiring of consultants for a government body that he oversees. Soon after the raids, a furious Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, tweeted: “What does the PM Modi want?”

Officials said five more locations, including residences of PWD officials and other private persons, are also being searched. Jain is already facing probe in a case pertaining to money laundering. The PWD minister, in a tweet, confirmed that the central agency was carrying out searches at his residence.

The search team arrived at the minister’s doorstep a day after the CBI 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.  Sources say the CBI did not find any evidence to prosecute Soumya Jain.

The agency had registered a preliminary enquiry into the hiring of 24 architects for a creative wing of the PWD through an agency, which reportedly lacked any prior experience, the officials added.

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