Railway official’s Mumbai house raided by CBI

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown in the railways bribe case, the CBI Tuesday raided the residence of arrested Railway Board Member (Staff) Mahesh Kumar in Mumbai, officials said.

The investigators searched the Altamount Road house of Kumar in south Mumbai, an official said.

Kumar has been in custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) since Saturday after he was nabbed at Mumbai airport in the alleged corruption case involving Vijay Singla, nephew of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

The CBI officials refused to divulge details about the outcome of the raid at Kumar’s residence.

According to the probe agency, Kumar – who wanted to get appointed to the post of Railway Board Member (Electrical) – had agreed to pay a bribe of Rs.10 crore of which he paid Rs.90 lakh to Singla.

Singla was arrested by the CBI last Friday for accepting the bribe from N.R. Manjunath, an agent of Kumar. The CBI also nabbed an accomplice Sandeep Goyal who is reported to have brokered the deal.

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