CBI raids NF Railway headquarters in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on July 11 raided a total of 14 locations in Guwahati in connection with a Rs 158 crore scam in the Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) headquarters in Maligaon.
According to reports, officials raided offices, official quarters and private residences of six NF Railway officials, who were allegedly involved in the scam.
Media reports mentioned that CBI registered a suo-moto case against six officials of NF Railway (Construction), who were allegedly involved in swindling of over Rs 158 crores of public money.
The NF Railway (Construction) is responsible for implementation of all construction works in the eight states of northeast India, parts of West Bengal and Bihar.
The accused officers, from 2014 to 2018, swindled Rs 158 crore by issuing advertisements to a large number of bogus and non-existing newspapers and magazines in Bihar and Central India.
As per reports, Dilip Borah, a senior public relations officer of the NF Railway is the prime accused in the case.
The CBI seized documents, bank passbooks and computer hard discs from all the 14 raid locations.