Zee Media Bureau
Chandigarh: In a stunning revelation, a CBI officer has alleged that his superior officer had tried to influence the investigation in two cases involving former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s relatives and aides in connection with the railway scam.
Inspector Balbir Singh submitted an affidavit before the Central Administrative Tribunal in which he has blamed CBI`s Chandigarh deputy inspector general Mahesh Aggarwal - who has close family links to Bansal – of trying to derail the probe in the Rs 10-crore railway scam.
More shockingly, Singh alleged that Aggarwal had tipped off Bansal nephew Vijay Singla`s family about the Delhi CBI team`s raid plan and the action was delayed giving them time to destroy evidence.
In the affidavit submitted on May 15, Singh also claimed that Aggarwal had tried to manipulate probe against Chandigarh Municipal Corporation`s joint commissioner Rajiv Gupta – brother of Bansal’s close aide and auditor Sunil Gupta - in a corruption case.
As per Balbir Singh, he had refused to submit to pressure from Aggarwal. Singh was later transferred to Bhopal, he challenged the transfer order and the CAT has stayed it.
Interestingly, the CBI, in a press release, last week, said it has not ordered any internal inquiry against any of its officer in connection with the alleged `leakage` of information on searches conducted in Chandigarh in the railways bribery case.