CBI files chargesheet in multi-crore railway recruitment scam

The CBI, probing the multi-crore railway recruitment scam today claimed that the accused took over 500 candidates from different states to Goa and Nagpur and arranged tutoring classes for them.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 00:20 AM IST

Hyderabad: The CBI, probing the multi-crore
railway recruitment scam today claimed that the accused took
over 500 candidates from different states to Goa and Nagpur
and arranged tutoring classes for them after leaking out RRB
question papers.

CBI had yesterday filed a chargesheet against 15 persons,
including some suspended railway officials, in a special court
for CBI cases here. The agency has slapped various charges
like criminal conspiracy, cheating, receiving of illegal
gratification on the accused.

CBI charge sheet which runs into 182 pages has cited
310 witnesses and 384 documents. The CBI had filed a case on
June 15 in connection with the scam.

"As many as 250 candidates were taken to Goa while 278
others were taken to Nagpur and preparation/training classes
were arranged for them on the leaked question papers and they
were later left at the exam centres," an Investigating officer
said.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)’s former chairman S
M Sharma, his son Vivek Bharadwaj, the then additional
divisional railway manager (Raipur) and kingpin in the scam
Arun Kumar Jagannadham and his son Srujana and other accused
lured and mobilised the aspirants through agents and
sub-agents and fixed an amount of Rs 3.5 lakh for the posts of
Assistant Loco Pilot and Rs 4 lakhs for Assistant Station
Master from each aspirant, the CBI said in the chargesheet.

PTI