Railway bribery scam: Accused surrenders in court

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Businessman Ajay Garg, an aide of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew and accused in the railway bribery scam, surrendered in a court here Tuesday.

Garg, who owns a multi-crore-rupee company which supplies electrical goods to the railways, was close to Singla who was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.90 lakh from senior railway officer Mahesh Kumar for his (Kumar’s) appointment as member (electrical) of the powerful Railway Board.

Kumar, who was GM (west) Railways, had been promoted as member (staff) in Railway Board and was allegedly trying to get himself appointed to a more lucrative post as member (electrical).

The CBI has arrested all the accused for their alleged roles in the bribe case in which a deal of Rs.10 crore was finalised for arranging for the top position in the Railway Board for Mahesh Kumar.

The first information report (FIR) was filed against eight accused under Indian Penal Code’s section 120B (criminal conspiracy) read with section 7, 8 and 10 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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