Protestors detained outside Bansal’s house

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) At least 10 ABVP activists were detained from outside the house of Railway Minister Pawan Bansal where they had gathered to demand his resignation following his nephew’s arrest for taking bribe from a senior railway officer.

The activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) – the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh – gathered outside Bansal’s residence at 8, Ashoka Road in central Delhi, around 6 p.m. but were restrained by police personnel deployed there.

The protestors were taken in a bus to Parliament Street police station.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Bansal’s nephew, Vijay Singla Saturday with his three associates for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.90 lakh. The bribe was paid to him here Friday by two people for allegedly getting a senior railway officer, Mahesh Kumar, appointed as a member of the powerful Railway Board.

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