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CBI busts fake bottled water racket operating in trains

| | 17 Oct 2015, 10:16 am
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IBNS) Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation have busted a counterfeit packaged drinking water racket involving Railway officials and contractors that used to operate on board trains to supply drinking water other than the Indian Railway's Rail Neer brand.

Reports said a total amount of Rs. 20 crore was recovered during searches at 13 locations against two former Norther Railways officials and seven private companies on Saturday in Delhi and Noida.

A case has been registered against former Chief Commercial Managers of Northern Railways MS Chalia and Sandeep Silas.

Silas has also served as the private secretary of two former two Union minister Oscar Fernandes and Ambika Soni.

The accused officials had allegedly favoured certain private companies in supplying cheap packaged drinking water other than mandatory Rail Neer brand on trains including Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express.


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