Sisodia said it has been “found that Deputy Legal Advisor in CBI, Jitendra Kumar died by suicide because of pressure to implicate the AAP leader in the investigation into the excise policy scam”.
The CBI said Monday the allegations levelled against it by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that an agency official died by suicide because of pressure to implicate the AAP leader in the investigation into the excise policy scam as ‘mischievous and misleading’.
Earlier in the day, Sisodia said AAP leaders had “found that that [Deputy Legal Advisor in CBI, Jitendra] Kumar was being pressurised to build a false case against me in a wrong manner and pressure was being built to arrest me… he committed suicide under pressure”.
The CBI in a statement said, “CBI strongly refutes this statement by Shri Sisodia. It is clarified that the gentleman officer Late Shri Jitendra Kumar was in no way connected with the investigation of this case. He was Deputy Legal Advisor in charge of prosecution; in which capacity he was supervising prosecutors who are conducting the trial of already charge-sheeted cases in Delhi. Further, as per the Delhi Police, which is conducting an inquest into the death, the officer has not held anyone responsible for his death in his suicide note.”