June 4 Tuesday
On June 4, when Pawan Bansal reached the CBI Guest house for his interrogation by the CBI sleuths, Times Now’s cameras followed him but Bansal refused to talk to us. The CBI which is enquiring the high profile case - which led to the resignation of Bansal as the Railway Minister – has evidences regarding many meetings between Bansal and Mahesh Kumar. Mahesh Kumar who had bribed Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla for lucrative posts within the Railway Board had held many meetings with Bansal while the latter was the Railway Minister. Some of these meetings were held before Mahesh Kumar became the Railway Board Member Staff and many others were held when he was working as the
General Manager Western Railways. One such meeting took place on April 16th in Mumbai between the two in which Bansal had allegedly agreed to certain of Mahesh Kumar’s requests for a better posting in the Railway Board. These meetings are now under the scanner of the CBI.
During the questioning, the CBI is also expected to confront Bansal with the recorded statements of Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla, Bansal’s private Secretary Rahul Bhandari and Mahesh Kumar. CBI also has evidences regarding how Bansal’s official residence was allegedly used by his nephew to fix deals. Bansal is also expected to be confronted with the CDR details that have been acquired by the CBI in connection to the case. That apart the CBI has also acquired Mahesh Kumar’s appointment files and other related documents which points towards Bansal’s complicity in the case.
by Prema Sridevi