ibnlive » India

May 13, 2013 at 05:26pm IST

Cash-for-jobs scam: CBI to probe former Railway Board chief's role

New Delhi: The CBI probe on the railway recruitment scam, that toppled Pawan Bansal as the Railways Minister, has widened to reach the doorstep of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sources say that the CBI will now probe the role of former Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahai.

Sources said that the CBI is investigating why Sahai held additional charge as Member, Traffic, and why another eligible candidate was denied the very same post.

Sahai was appointed during the tenure of Mamata as Railway Minister. The CBI has taken all files related to transfers and postings from the tenure of Mamata Banerjee to PK Bansal.

CBI sources had earlier said that they were probing Bansal's links to the powerful Railway Protection Force Association. Sources said RPF Association officials played a key role in dubious recruitment deals and that leads suggested that the hawala route was used for cash dealings in the recruitment scam.