CBI starts internal probe in leak of Kumar's arrest news

CBI starts internal probe in leak of Kumar's arrest news

CBI starts internal probe in leak of Kumar's arrest news

CBI has started an internal probe into leak of the news of the arrest of Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar, embroiled in a bribery scandal, whoses wife moved the valuables and property records from her house with the help of a Railway Protection Force Inspector, anticipating a search by the agency.

The role of a senior officer of the RPF has also come under CBI lens who had instructed the inspector to collect the bag given by Kumar's wife and hid it at safe place, CBI sources said.

They said CBI has questioned an RPF Inspector who told the agency that he had acted on the instructions of a senior officer.

The source said the agency is carrying out an internal probe into the news leakage of Kumar's arrest from the Mumbai airport by the agency to his wife and instructed her to transfer valuables and documents from her house anticipating an imminent search operation by CBI.

The sources said the inspetcor had hidden the bag at his friend's place in a suburb in Mumbai from where it was recovered by CBI during a search operation on May 6, three days after the arrest of Kumar.

Kumar, along with Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla, was arrested on May 3 on the allegations that the Railway Board member had struck a deal of Rs 10 crore bribe to get posting of choice in the Board and paid Rs 90 lakh as part payment.

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