NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet within the railway bribery case towards former railway board member Mahesh Kumar and Vijay Singla, nephew of former railway minister within the UPA-2 regime, Pawan Kumar Bansal. The chargesheet, which incorporates 9 different names, was filed at a particular PMLA court docket in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
The ED started its investigation underneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act primarily based on an FIR filed by CBI that allegedly caught Vijay Singla, nephew of then railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, accepting a bribe of Rs 90 lakh for selling Mahesh Kumar as member (electrical) of the railway board. “Singla was caught pink handed whereas accepting a bribe of Rs 89,68,000 for beneficial appointment and posting of Mahesh Kumar, a 1975 batch officer of Indian Railway Service of Sign Engineers,” ED claimed.
The company additional mentioned that throughout the course of its investigation it discovered that N Manjunath, one of many folks named within the chargesheet,on behalf of Mahesh Kumar had persuaded numerous railway contractors for making preparations of bribe quantity for promotion of Kumar as member (electrical). The accused had assured these distributors that “all of the contributors will probably be taken care of/benefited from the specified posting of Mahesh Kumar”, ED mentioned.
As a primary instalment of the bribe, almost Rs 89.7 lakh was contributed by N Manjunath, M V Murli Krishna, Sushil Daga and Venketeshwara Rail Nirman Pvt Ltd. Manjunath alone contributed Rs 25 lakh, Krishna Rs 25 lakh, Rs 10 lakh by Venkteshwara Rail Nirman and Rs 5 lakh by Sushil Daga, the ED probe revealed.

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