The CBI on Thursday arrested a Delhi government officer understood to be the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in an alleged bribery case of Rs 2 lakh. The CBI official said that Gopal Krishna Madhav was arrested in a late night operation for allegedly receiving a bribe of over Rs 2 lakh in a matter related to GST.
Sisodia has advocated strict punishment for the arrested OSD Gopal Krishna Madhav. The Deputy Chief Minister said that in the last 5 years, he himself has arrested many such corrupt officials. Sisodia tweeted and said,“I have come to know that the CBI has arrested a GST inspector taking bribe. This officer was also posted in my office as OSD. The CBI should immediately punish him severely. I have caught many such corrupt officials in the last 5 years.”
मुझे पता चला है कि सीबीआई ने एक GST इन्स्पेक्टर को रिश्वत लेते हुए गिरफ़्तार किया है. यह अधिकारी मेरे ऑफ़िस में बतौर OSD भी तैनात था. सीबीआई को उसे तुरंत सख़्त से सख़्त सजा दिलानी चाहिए. ऐसे कई भ्रष्टाचारी अधिकारी मैंने ख़ुद पिछले 5 साल में पकड़वाए है.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 7, 2020
BJP IT Cell President Amit Malviya also took to Twitter to attack AAP. He tweeted, “No OSD in a Deputy CM’s office can accept bribes without the knowledge of his political boss. There have been several allegations of corruption on Kejriwal and Sisodia in the past too. The party born of the movement against corruption will end on corruption. Irony!”
No OSD in a Deputy CM’s office can accept bribes without the knowledge of his political boss…
There have been several allegations of corruption on Kejriwal and Sisodia in the past too…
भ्रष्टाचार के ख़िलाफ़ किये गए आंदोलन से जन्मी पार्टी, भ्रष्टाचार पर ख़त्म होगी।
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 7, 2020
The arrest comes two days before the crucial Assembly election for the 70-member Delhi assembly on February 8.