Delhi CM says CBI summoning to his staff over telephone

The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) started investigations have been issuing "informal summons" to his staff, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal posted on Twitter on Tuesday morning that CBI has issued an 'informal' summons to his staff in relation to the raid conducted at Delhi secretariat on 15 December last year.

Reports said the CBI has been doing this with other ministers as well.

A CBI official said the Bureau will not react to CM's tweets. ''We don't know why the CM has been politicising a routine process. Earlier too, officials have been asked to depose. It's an ongoing matter,'' an official said.

Officials have also raised concern over the way the CBI has conducted investigations in this issue.

Kejriwal has in the past alleged that officers and staff members of his cabinet colleagues too were summoned by CBI sleuths informally. No notice was served to them too. Allegations were also leveled that the officers were harassed by being made to sit in the CBI office for hours and then sent back.

He also alleged that the centre is using CBI investigation to intimidate officials working with the Delhi government.