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Railway bribery: CBI to question Pawan Kumar Bansal, say sources


Arunoday Mukharji,CNN-IBN
Jun 03, 2013 at 06:34pm IST

New Delhi: Former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will be summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning in the Railways bribery case, probe agency sources told CNN-IBN on Monday. Sources further revealed that Bansal, who resigned following the scandal, will be questioned on in-house postings in the Railway Board, which are cleared only by the Railways Minister.

Bansal had to resign as Union Railways Minister after his nephew Vijay Singla and a few other persons were arrested by the CBI in a case involving alleged payment of bribe for fixing a top level Railway Board position.

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Sources said Bansal must have been aware of the favours given by his nephew Singla. Interrogation of Railways General Manager Mahesh Kumar revealed Bansal and his aide played key role in transfers, they added.

CBI sources added there were two direct meetings between Bansal and Mahesh Kumar at his residence.

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