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Court asks CBI to submit probe report of recruitment scam

A local court Monday asked the CBI to file a report before it by tomorrow on investigation into the alleged multi-crore Railway recruitment scam.



Hyderabad: A local court Monday asked the
CBI to file a report before it by tomorrow on investigation
into the alleged multi-crore Railway recruitment scam.

The Judge of the Special Court for CBI cases, gave the
orders while hearing a petition by the premier investigative
agency seeking a 10-day custody of S N Sharma, suspended
chairman of the Railway Recruitment Board (Mumbai) and G
Sethi, senior divisional personnel officer at Raipur.

The two officials are presently under judicial remand
till July 1 and the CBI wants to interrogate the duo to elicit
more information in connection with the alleged scam, it told
the court.

The judge then posted further hearing in the matter to
tomorrow. It also adjourned hearing of another petition of CBI
seeking further interrogation of three other accused in the
alleged scam.

The CBI had on June 19 claimed to have unearthed a
multi-crore Railway recruitment scam and had arrested eight
persons, including Vivek Bhardwaj Sharma, son of Sharma, A K
Jagannatham, the then ADRM in Raipur and his son Srujan, who
are presently under judicial custody at the Chanchalguda Jail.

The CBI, which has so far apprehended 11 persons in
connection with the case, had arrested Sharma and Sethi on
June 23 while a Mumbai-based Railway contractor Manish
Patesaria, who was arrested on June 25, is also under judicial
remand till July 1.

The CBI has named a total of 18 persons in the case and
launched a manhunt to nab seven more accused including three
from Andhra Pradesh.

The agency claimed that Jagannatham was the kingpin of
the scam and that there was a Rs 1 crore deal with some RRB
officials to leak question papers.

As part of the deal, an amount of Rs 55 lakh was already
paid to the officials of RRB, Mumbai, it alleged.

PTI

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