Counterfeit drinking water scam on Northern Railways

CORRscamThe Central Bureau of Investigation busted open a scam in which contractors peddled counterfeit packaged drinking water on board trains with the help and compliance of railway officials.

The CBI seized some Rs.200 million cash in raids that they recovered during searches of 13 locations, and found that two former Northern Railways officials and seven private companies in Delhi and Noida were involved.

CBI officials said the scammers supplied water other than the Indian railway’s own Rail Neer brand on board trains.

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