Monday, November 29, 1999

Rlys suspend RRB Mumbai Chairman after son arrested in scam

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New Delhi, June 18 (PTI) After his son was arrested by CBI in a recruitment scam, Railways today suspended S M Sharma, the Recruitment Board Chairman, Mumbai. "Sharma will be kept under suspension till further orders," said a senior Railway Ministry official. CBI has so far arrested Vivek Bhardwaj, Sharma''s son and seven others in the railway recruitment scam related to the examinations for the posts of assistant loco pilot and assistant station master. Railway Ministry has said that the PSU will provide all cooperation to the CBI in its investigation into the recently held RRB examination for the two posts at Sholapur and Nagpur centres in Maharashtra. Any railway officials found guilty in the case, would be dealt with severely, said the official. Besides Bharadwaj, former assistant divisional railway manager of Raipur A K Jagannatham and his son Srujan have also been arrested by the CBI. The agency conducted simultaneous raids at Mumbai, Bangalore, Raipur, Kolkata and Hyderabad in connection with the scam.

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