Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi/Muzaffarpur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked Janta Dal (United) MP Anil Sahni in the LTC scam on Friday.
The agency was also carrying out searches at premises of Rajya Sabha MP Sahni in Muzaffarpur in Bihar, at his office and at Rajya Sabha Secretariat in connection with the case.
Further, the agency has registered several cases in connection with the scam and is carryings out searches at several places in Delhi, CBI sources said.
As per the CBI, Sahani filed fraudulent Leave Travel Concession claims using forged air tickets and boarding passes.
Sahani could not be reached for comments.
The sources said more cases could be registered soon in connection with the LTC scam.
The agency has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act and sections of Indian Penal Code against Sahani, sources added.
The agency has initiated a preliminary enquiry after receiving a reference from Central Vigilance Commission.
During an analysis of documents, CBI found prima facie evidence of alleged irregularities in filing of LTC claims with the intention to maximise personal benefit by scuttling the laid down norms.
The agency found that the alleged irregularity was effected in collusion with travel agents.
Lakhs of rupees are said to have been fraudulently drawn from the government through fake LTC claims filed by government officials for getting tickets at concessional rates.
The matter came to light after the vigilance department of Air India was alerted about the arrest of a man in March at Kolkata airport with 600 blank boarding passes of the airline in his possession.
(With PTI inputs)