Rail Neer scam: CBI files additional cases against three accused

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-03 21:23 New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed additional cases against the three people arrested in connection with the Rail Neer scam. The CBI has filed cases under IPC sections 120,489 (b) and 489 (c) and fake currency act against Sharan Bihari Agrawal, owner of R K Associates, sons Rahul Agarwal and Shyam Agarwal for their alleged involvement in the scam. The two senior railway officials, Sandeep Silas, a 1984-batch Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer, and M.S Chalia, were arrested in October last year for alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water other than the mandatory 'Rail Neer' in premium trains. The CBI had earlier registered a case against Chalia, Silas and seven private companies-RK Associates Pvt Ltd, Satyam Caterers Pvt Ltd, Ambuj Hotel and Real Estate, PK Associates Pvt Ltd, Sunsine Pvt Ltd, Brandavan Food Product and Food World, under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act. Earlier, the CBI had recovered Rs. 20 crore in cash during searches at 13 locations against two former Northern Railways officials and seven private firms in connection with 'Rail Neer' scam. Out of this Rs. 20 crore, fake currency of Rs. 33,500 was found from the house of Sharan Bihari Agrawal. (ANI)