Up to date: October 7, 2020 12:51:23 am
The Enforcement Directorate has filed a prosecution grievance — equal to a chargesheet — towards the nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal in reference to a cash laundering case.
Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla has been charged with cash laundering together with Mahesh Kumar, a former officer of Indian Railway Service of Sign Engineers, and 9 others for allegedly taking bribes.
Others chargesheeted embrace N Manjunath, Sandeep Goyal, Ajay Garg, Rahul Yadav, Sameer Sandhir, Sushil Daga, C V Venugopal, M.V. Murali Krishna and M/s Venkateshwara Rail Nirman Pvt.
“The Prosecution Grievance has been filed with a prayer to punish the accused in accordance to the legislation and to confiscate the asset connected underneath PMLA,” the ED mentioned in an announcement.
The ED had earlier connected money near Rs 90 lakh belonging to Singla within the case. The ED investigation is predicated on a CBI FIR towards Singla, Mahesh Kumar and others.
In accordance with the ED, the CBI probe revealed that Mahesh Kumar, a 1975-batch officer, was posted as common supervisor, Western Railways and needed to get himself appointed as Member (Electrical), Railway Board as a substitute of Member (Workers). “For this he was in contact with N Manjunath, who was additional in contact with Sandeep Goyal, a good friend of Vijay Singla. Vijay Singla demanded Rs 10 Crore by Sandeep Goyal from N Manjunath… Whereas delivering a token quantity to Vijay Singla and Sandeep Goyal, the CBI crew raided the premises of workplace of Vijay Singla at Sector 28, Chandigarh and recovered Rs 89,68,00zero/-. Through the related time Pawan Kumar Bansal was the Railway Minister and his nephew Vijay Singla was caught crimson handed whereas accepting the bribe,” an ED assertion mentioned.
The probe additionally discovered that the primary instalment of the bribe was contributed by Manjunath, M V Murli Krishna, Sushil Daga and M/S Venkateshwara Rail Nirman Pvt. Ltd, the company mentioned.
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