Arun Jaitley has got the backing of many players in the Indian team in connection with DDCA corruption row © Getty Images
Arun Jaitley has got the backing of many players in the Indian team in connection with DDCA corruption row © Getty Images

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asserted that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shouldn’t be scared of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) probe if he is innocent. “DDCA is a private company. Jaitley-ji was the president of DDCA for 14-15 years. There are charges of corruption against the association, there is also evidence against it,” said Kejriwal during an interview to CNN IBN. “DDCA made payments to many fake companies based on fake bills. Contracts were awarded for the renovation of the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium without tenders and finally there are irregularities in the selection of players,” he said. READ: DDCA to file defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal, Kirti Azad

“Jaitley-ji was informed about all these scams. But there were attempts to protect the corrupt. Jaitley had also written letters to the police commissioner and the special commissioner asking them to withdraw the cases against the corrupt as they were all innocent,” he added. Kejriwal said: “If that is so, then let there be probe. I am not scared of any raid be it CBI raid or anything. Let them conduct Enforcement Directorate (ED) raid, or CBI raid against all my ministers. I am not scared of it. Why is Jaitley ji scared of probe?” READ: DDCA terms Arvind Kejriwal’s accusations on player selection as baseless

“When they conducted raid at my office, the CBI was looking into the DDCA files. The CBI had come to take the DDCA files,” he added. DDCA a few days back said that it is going to sue Kejriwal and Kirti Azad for defamation. Acting President Chetan Chauhan said that a lot of “false” charges have been levelled against the state cricket body and it was forced to take legal recourse against those spreading such disinformation.