Railway bribery scam: Accused Ajay Garg surrenders in court

May 07, 2013, 15:46 IST | Agencies

Businessman Ajay Garg, an aide of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew and accused in the railway bribery scam, surrendered in a court today.

Garg, who owns a multi-crore-rupee company which supplies electrical goods to the railways, was close to Singla who was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 90 lakh from senior railway officer Mahesh Kumar for the latter's appointment as member (electrical) of the powerful Railway Board.

Kumar, who was General Manager (west) Railways, had been promoted as member (staff) in Railway Board and was allegedly trying to get himself appointed to a more lucrative post as member (electrical).

The CBI has arrested all the accused for their alleged roles in the bribery case in which a deal of Rs 10 crore was finalised for arranging the top position in the Railway Board for Mahesh Kumar.

The first information report (FIR) was filed against eight accused under Indian Penal Code's section 120B (criminal conspiracy) read with section 7, 8 and 10 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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