Railway minister’s nephew, three others arrested

Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Posing embarrassment to union Railway Minister and Chandigarh MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, the CBI Saturday arrested his nephew Vijay Singla and three others for allegedly taking a bribe for the promotion of a top railway official.

Singla, a businessman who is Bansal’s sister’s son, his friend Sanjay Goyal and two others were taken by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team to New Delhi Saturday morning for further investigations, sources in the agency here said.

The CBI teams continued raids through Friday night on the palatial residence of Singla in Sector 28 here, located close to the residence of the union railway minister.

Raids were also conducted at the residence of Goyal in Sector 16 and at the office premises of both Singla and Goyal.

CBI officials did not produce Singla and others in a court here, whisking them away to New Delhi.

Bansal, in a statement released in New Delhi, said his “close relative” was arrested. He claimed, however, that he had no business dealings with his nephew.

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