Chandigarh, July 29
The Board of Railways of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Railways has given clearance to prosecute Ravi Sekhar Sinha, Senior Material Manager of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, who was arrested in connection with the alleged scam.
PK Dogra, CBI Senior Prosecutor, together with RM Sharma, CBI Inspector, ACB, Chandigarh, submitted the prosecution sanction order received
of the Board of Railways against Ravi Shekhar Sinha, as well as the request to add the name of AK Sharma, Under Secretary-III/DARM, Board of Railways, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi, in the list of witnesses.
After hearing the arguments, Jagjit Singh, Special Judge, CBI Court, Chandigarh, granted the request to add the name of Under Secretary, Board of Railways, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi, as a witness charge, and adjourned the case for September 3. .
The CBI filed the indictment against six defendants in the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works alleged bribery case in the first week of April 2022. Besides Ravi Sekhar Sinha, Chief Material Manager of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, d he other defendants named in the indictment are Rajan Gupta, Sonu Arora, Vinod Kumar, Parveen Vyas and Pawan Kumar Singh.
The indictment was filed for the offenses punishable under Section 120-B of the ICC and Sections 7(A), 8 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
The CBI had arrested Ravi Sekhar Sinha when he allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 1.80 lakh in February 2022. In the FIR, the CBI alleged that M/s EC Blades and Tools Private Limited, Industrial Area , Phase I, Chandigarh, was awarded the contract. for the supply of 28 sets of bogie frames on 14th December 2021 to Chittaranjan Locomotive Works of the Indian Railways.
Defendants Sonu Arora and Rajan Gupta, directors of the company, allegedly used the services of Praveen Vyas to contact the managers of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works to deliver the bribe demanded by them in lieu of awarding the contract and to increase the quantity of material to be provided. It was also alleged that the official increased the quantity ordered in the supply order and demanded that the bribe be given to him through the representative.