Rail Neer racket: 3 accused remanded to judicial custody

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A special court on Friday sent to 14 days’ judicial custody two railways officials and a businessman, arrested in connection with the supply of inferior-quality packaged drinking water in premium trains.

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They were presented in the court after the expiry of their five-day police custody.

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Sources claimed cash recovery of Rs 20 crore was made from the residence of Shyam Bihari Agrawal, his sons Abhishek Agrawal and Rahul Agarwal who own RK Associates and Brandavan Food Product.

Sandeep Silas is a 1984-batch Indian Railway Traffic Service officer. Chalia, the second railways officer, came under the CBI scanner due to the alleged involvement of his son’s company in the scam.

The CBI suspected that the private catering companies could have paid illegal remittances to the accused officer through a company run by his son for favours shown to them for the supply of inferior packaged drinking water on premium trains.

On Friday, the CBI registered a case against Chalia, Silas and seven private companies — RK Associates Pvt. Ltd., Satyam Caterers Pvt. Ltd., Ambuj Hotel and Real Estate, PK Associates Pvt. Ltd., Sunsine Pvt. Ltd., Brandavan Food Product and Food World — under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.

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