Chandigarh, August 4, 2013. Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-City MP and Chairman of the National Legal Group of BJP, today briefed the Executive Committee of the BJP Parliamentary Party regarding the involvement of Sh. Pawan Bansal and his family members in the Railway Bribery Scam and gave them detailed information in this regard.
Almost all senior leaders of party, including National BJP President Sh. Rajnath Singh, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Sh. Arun Jaitley, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Sh. Venkaiah Naidu, etc were present in this meeting held at the residence of Sh. Lal Krishan Advani today morning.
Mr. Jain was specially invited in this meeting to formulate the legal position of the party in this regard.
Mr. Jain referred to various documents, which form part of the CBI chargesheet in the Railway Bribery Scam, to show that Sh. Pawan Bansal had complete knowledge regarding payment and receipt of bribe in this case. He also told the central leaders that Sh. Mahesh Kumar and Sh. Vijay Singla were constantly in touch with the sons of Sh. Pawan Bansal, including through phone calls made and received at the official residences of Sh. Pawan Basal. He also brought to their notice that, infact, they were regularly talking to each other right upto 5 PM on 3 May, 2013.
Mr. Jain, referring to various documents from the CBI chargesheet, told the central leadership that the accused persons were constantly mentioning the names of Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Sh. Rahul Gandhi and Sh. Ahmed Patel in their conversations.
Mr. Jain also told them that the tape recording of the conversations between Sh. Pawan Bansal, Sh. Vijay Singla and Sh. Mahesh Kumar are not available on record in the CBI Chargesheet and its seems that these have not been brought on record so that Sh. Pawan Bansal can be somehow saved from prosecution in this case.
All the central leaders complimented Mr. Jain for the work done so far in disclosing these facts & thoroughly examining this case and asked him to continue this fight against corruption.
This matter is likely to be raised in Parliament in the coming days.