CBI Raid Not 'Political Vendetta': Prashant Bhushan

CBI Raid Not

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-12-15 19:29 New Delhi: With the AAP and BJP engaging in mudslinging over the CBI raid on the Delhi Secretariat, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said that people under scrutiny can't be protected merely because they happen to be the right hand men of a politician.Bhushan ruled out assertions that it was political vendetta by the Centre against the AAP.“The charges against Rajender Prasad are somewhat old,but substantial. I don't know when the CBI got the complaint regarding the charges and when they registered the FIR. But merely because he is raided and he happens to be the Principal Secretary and a trusted man of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal does not make the raid a political vendetta,” Bhushan told the media“After all, if there is a substantial case against a person who may happen to be Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, then he needs to be investigated,” he added.Kejriwal earlier claimed that the CBI raided his office at the behest of Prime Minister Modi. He also went as far as to call the Prime Minister a “coward and a psychopath”(ANI)