New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday informed a special CBI court that his nephew Vijay Singla, facing trial in the Rs.10 cr cash-for-post railway bribery case, ‘never spoke’ to him on appointment of accused Mahesh Kumar, then a Railway Board member, to any post.
Deposing as a prosecution witness in the case, Bansal said that Singla, chargesheeted by CBI for allegedly demanding Rs 10 crore from Kumar for his appointment as Member (Electrical), had visited him thrice during his tenure as the Railway Minister but never talked about Kumar’s appointment.
“Accused Vijay Singla never spoke to me about the appointment of accused Mahesh Kumar for any post,” Bansal told Special CBI Judge. Bansal appeared before the court in pursuance to fresh summons issued on September 16. He was initially summoned as a witness for September 16 but on that day, he was granted exemption from personal appearance on health grounds.