Published On: Sun, Jan 15th, 2023

CBI nabs railways officer, associate in Rs 50 lakh bribery case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested a railways officer and his associate in connection with the alleged bribery case of Rs 50 lakh. A probe is currently underway in the matter.

CBI has not given any official statement in this connection as of now

According to CBI sources, Indian Railway Service of Engineers officer Jitendra Pal Singh and his associate Hari Om were arrested by the agency in a bribery case of Rs 50 lakh.

Singh is currently posted as the additional divisional railway manager in Guwahati. However, both the individuals were arrested from Delhi while demanding and accepting the bribe, said sources.

The CBI has not given any official statement in this connection as of now.

Earlier this week, the CBI received the Centre’s sanction to prosecute former railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with the land-for-jobs scam.

Sanction to prosecute from the competent authority is a prerequisite for the special court to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the agency.

The CBI had filed on October 7 last year a charge sheet against Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and 14 others in connection with alleged appointments made in the Railways in return for land parcels gifted or sold to his family but the cognisance was pending.

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