New Delhi, 1 July: In the absence of sanction for prosecution against a Railway board member, the CBI’s charge-sheet in the Railway bribery scam, which cost Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal his job as Railway minister, may not be filed within stipulated time till 3 July.
This may pave way for automatic bail for the 10 accused arrested in the case in the absence of the charge-sheet within mandatory period of 60 days from the day of the arrest.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha today said: “We will try to file the charge-sheet. Our probe is still on.”
He was replying to a question whether the agency would comply with the procedures which stipulate filing of the charge sheet within 60 days of the arrest of the accused.
Mr Bansal had to quit from the post of railway minister when his nephew Mr Vijay Singla was arrested for allegedly receiving bribe money.
Mr Singla and Mr Kumar were booked as main conspirators in the bribery case. pti