Singla was arrested by CBI sleuths in Chandigarh on Saturday after accepting a bribe of Rs. 90 lakh on behalf of Kumar for the post of member (electrical) in the railway board. Kumar had also asked for additional charges of general manager (Western Railway) and signal and telecommunication.
The CBI has alleged that the payment of Rs. 90 lakh was first installment of total bribe of Rs. 10 crore. Kumar was member (staff) in the railway board. Kumar and Singla are being interrogated in CBI custody along with three more accused — NR Manjunath, Ajay Garg and Sandeep Goyal.
“Vijay Singla was a frequent visitor to his uncle’s office and official residence in the Capital. Evidence has emerged that Singla met Kumar in the official residence of Pawan Kumar Bansal. We need to check about presence of others in the meeting as well. The railway minister’s questioning is on the cards for this. It may take place by next week,” said a source.
Singla is still very evasive about the authority through whom he was planning to change the post of Kumar from member (staff) to member (electrical).