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Ruckus outside Bansal's residence

BJP launches massive protest outside railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's residence in Sector 28. Congress party workers also gather in support to challenge BJP supporters.

chandigarh Updated: May 04, 2013 22:13 IST
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BJP launches massive protest outside railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's residence in Sector 28. Congress party workers also gather in support to challenge BJP supporters.


Meanwhile, senior BJP leaders in New Delhi have also pushed for a similar demand.

Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla on Friday was caught red-handed taking bribe of Rs 90 lakh on behalf of a senior railway officer who wanted a "lucrative" posting. One of his accomplice Sandeep Goyal, also said to be Bansal's relative, was also arrested.

The CBI also arrested Mahesh Kumar, a railway board member (staff), soon after he landed at the Mumbai airport from Delhi on charges of paying the first instalment of Rs. 90 lakh meant for Singla. The deal was allegedly struck for Rs. 2 crore.

According to the CBI, Bangalore-based Manjunath, who appeared to have mobilised the money on behalf of the railway board member, has also been named in the FIR along with Goyal.

Bansal, however, has denied any business links with Singla and denied any wrongdoing.