BHOPAL: The Central Bureau of Investigation (anti-corruption) Bhopal has lodged a case of corruption, cheating and criminal conspiracy against an influential rail catering contractor and a female railway booking clerk in MP.
Those booked by the premier investigation agency on March 20, include the women rail booking clerk at Itarsi railway station in MP and proprietor of M/s Express Food Services.
The accused allegedly after November 8, 2016 demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes conspired together and deposited over Rs 61 lakh into Railways account on November 9, 2016, CBI sources told the New Indian Express.
The CBI conducted exhaustive searches on Wednesday at four premises of the proprietor of Express Food Service and the railway booking clerk in Itarasi town of MP's Itarsi town and seized several incubating documents.
According to CBI sources in Bhopal, the Express Food Services, Itarsi(in which an influential Congress leader is believed to be having stake) in collusion with the booking clerk at Itarsi railway station and others deposited defunct currency notes worth Rs 61 lakh-plus on November 9, 2016 as Advance Yearly Licence Fee in railway account.
The advance yearly licence fees was paid by the influential catering contractors in defunct notes for their food plazas and restaurants at Itarsi and Bina railway stations in MP.
By doing so the accused cheated the government.