Delhi govt has no jurisdiction over DDCA

 New Delhi, 16-Dec-2015 07:44:21 IST

The Centre on Tuesday ridiculed Arvind Kejriwal's claim that the CBI team which searched the offices of his principal secretary Rajendra Kumar was actually looking for files pertaining to an investigation he opened against alleged irregularities in Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA) when it was headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Dismissing Kejriwal's assertion as "laughable", a senior government source pointed out that the Delhi government has no jurisdiction over DDCA. "The cricket body is registered as a company and, therefore, comes under the jurisdiction of Registrar of Companies. Only a politician with authoritarian mindset can claim to have competence to investigate affairs of companies," said a senior government functionary.

He also said the Delhi government does not have the power to set up a probe commission as provided under the Commission of Inquiries Act. "He has got a febrile mind which is either engaged in conspiracies or is busy inventing conspiracy theories," said the functionary who spoke on the condition of anonymity.