The decision to remove the 36-year-old minister was taken at a high-level meeting attended by top AAP leaders and the announcement was made by Kejriwal himself through a tweet.

"Received 'objectionable' CD of minister Sandeep Kr. AAP stands for propriety in public life. That can't be compromised. Removing him from Cabinet wid immediate effect," Kejriwal tweeted.

Sources said the CD purportedly showed Kumar, also Women and Child Development Minister, in a compromising position with a woman.

"The CD came to us half-an-hour back. We saw the CD and took the decision to sack him immediately. AAP has zero tolerance for crime and corruption," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters tonight.

Former AAP members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan said that they had warned Kejriwal about the misconduct of several candidates he had selected to contest the Delhi elections when they were in the party.

BJP leader Vijendra Gupta said that Chief Minister Kejriwal should resign for appointing the most morally corrupt cabinet.

"Chief Minister Kejriwal must resign for burdening Delhi with the most morally corrupt cabinet. Three out of six ministers removed in last one year and dozens of MLAs booked," he said.

Kumar represents Sultanpur Majra constituency. He is the third AAP minister to be sacked after Asim Ahmed Khan and Jitender Tomar.

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