Member of Railway Board Mahesh Kumar was on Saturday sent to two days’ transit remand by the Sessions Court here.

In a remand copy filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), it was said that Mr. Kumar was assured a post as a Member (Electrical) in Railway Board by Sandip Goyal. “For this purpose, Mr. Goyal was in contact with two private persons – Vijay Singla and Ajay Gark from Chandigarh. Mr. Goyal demanded the illegal gratification of Rs. 10 crore for the work,” said the copy.
According to the CBI, Mr. Kumar wanted to keep the additional charge of general manager of the Western Railways and of the Signal and Telecommunication department. For this he had agreed to pay Rs. 2 crore to Mr. Goyal initially.
CBI told the court that Mr. Kumar contacted Manjunath and other businessmen/industrialists who were dealing with the Railways. Mr. Manjunath arranged for Rs. 90 lakh to pay Mr. Goyal and Mr. Singla received the payment through Mr. Goyal on May 3 in Chandigarh.
Mr. Kumar, who belongs to the 1975 batch of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers, complained of chest pain after the CBI demanded his transit remand from the court. The court, however, refused his plea on Saturday and directed the CBI to admit him in hospital in future, if necessary, only after completing medical tests. Following the court’s order, Mr. Kumar was taken to New Delhi by the CBI.