Hyderabad: The Special CBI court has
again rejected the bail application of former additional
divisional railway manager in Raipur, A K Jagannatham, who is
the prime accused in the multi-crore RRB recruitment scam.
Accepting CBI`s contention that if released, Jagannatham
might try to influence the witnesses, the judge yesterday
dismissed his bail plea in the case related to leakage of
question papers of Railway Recruitment Board examination, a
CBI officer said on Wednesday.
The CBI had claimed to have unearthed a multi-crore
Railway recruitment scam which involved leakage of the
question papers for Assistant Loco Pilot and Assistant Station
Master examinations held on June 6 and June 13 last year
respectively by the RRB, Mumbai.
It arrested 15 persons, including A K Jagannatham, his
son Srujan, S N Sharma, the suspended Chairman of the Railway
Recruitment Board (Mumbai); his son Vivek Bhardwaj Sharma, and
G Sethi, senior divisional personnel officer at Raipur.
"Out of the 15 accused 14 have got bail, and only
Jagannatham is still in judicial custody. This was the fourth
time Jagannatham`s bail has been rejected," CBI`s Legal
Adviser, B Ravindranath said.
The court last week granted conditional bail to Sharma
as his son was to undergo a surgery. However, the agency was
contemplating filing a revision petition in the High Court
against Sharma`s bail.
The CBI claims that Jagannatham was the kingpin of the RRB
scam and there was a deal of Rs one crore with some RRB
officials to leak the question paper.