The CBI has begun questioning of Sandeep Goyal, the middleman and Vijay Singla, nephew of railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal in connection with the `10 crore bribery case.
It is alleged that Goyal had promised to get Mahesh Kumar, member (staff) Railway Board (presently under suspension) posted as member (electrical) of Railway Board upon a payment of `10 crore to Singla.
The investigating agency is trying to find that role of the authority which had the powers to allot the post of member (Electrical) by questioning Singla and Goyal.
It may be recalled that the investigating agency arrested the duo on charges of accepting `90 lakh from an associate of Mahesh Kumar as a part payment of bribe on Friday.
CBI sources said that so far there is no evidence of any money trail which leads to Bansal but added that probe has just begun and “comprehensive investigation” of the arrested accused would clear the picture.
They said during surveillance of Singla’s phones, they have come across phone intercepts which show that he was in regular touch with officials close to the minister, agencies said.
CBI sources said the agency has not come to any conclusion on the complicity of these officials in the alleged bribery scandal involving Vijay Singla and Mahesh Kumar but it is likely to seek their clarification on certain issues.
The premier investigating agency has so far arrested nine people in connection with the multi-crore bribery case.