Railgate: CFSL to examine phone conversations

Published: 12th May 2013 08:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2013 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sent the recorded phone conversations to the Central forensic science lab (CFSL) as part of its investigations into the `10 crore Railways bribery scandal.

The investigating agency has recorded conversations of various accused in the scam, including those made by Vijay Singla, nephew of former Rail Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

The CBI sought the expertise of the CFSL to ascertain the identities of persons whose calls were tapped by the CBI over a period of two months. The agency has recorded 1,000 calls involving those of Mahesh Kumar, suspended railway board member (Staff) and main accused in the cash for post scam, Singla, middleman Sandeep Goyal, Bangalore-based railway electrical equipment supplier Manjunath, and other accused.

While tapping the conversation, the CBI came to know that Kumar had agreed to pay `10 crore to Singla to be posted as Member (Electrical).The conversations also reveals Singla assuring that he could get the work done upon the payment.

 It is likely that the agency may ‘examine’ Bansal in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, Bansal on Saturday maintained that he had nothing to with the bribery allegation for which his nephew was arrested by the CBI. “I have nothing to do with it (bribery allegation),” Bansal, the Lok Sabha MP from Chandigarh, told reporters here on arrival from national capital.


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