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Middlemen in Railways baffle CVC

New Delhi, January 16
Observing that “corruption has moved from softer areas to more dangerous areas”, Central Vigilance Commissioner P. Shankar today said the “middlemen menace” in Railways was baffling the commission.

“Corruption has moved to more dangerous areas as softer areas are no longer available and the best example of this would be the cases of Telgi (stamp scam) and Satyendra Kumar Dubey,” an engineer with the National Highway Project who was killed for exposing corruption, Shankar said after the release of a report on corruption by the Centre for Media Studies here.

Taking up the case of the Railways, which was cited by the survey as one of the areas where middlemen menace was “acute”, he said instances of corruption in the Railways had “baffled” him.

The commission would consult the Railways Central Vigilance Officer (CVO) and was planning to adopt more stringent measures to get rid of this menace, he said.

“As such, the commission does not have the jurisdiction to intervene in these matters”, he said. — PTI 

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