A Rs 3.9 lakh cash payment that Indiat Railways made to the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2016 has gone missing, according to a report in The Lad.
The money was made to an account that was to be used for payments to contractors on projects for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
But, the report says, “the money was never transferred.”
The NHAI had in fact deposited the money into a bank account belonging to a businessman who was not named.
The businessman’s name is Rajiv Gandhi, who is now deceased.
The report says the money was transferred into the bank account of a businessman named K K Gupta.
“According to the records of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the money deposited in this account belonged to a person who was neither a contractor nor a public servant and was a relative of Rajiv, who had retired as the chairman of the Bharat Railways,” the report said.
The NCAI said it was aware of the incident and was “looking into it.”
It said it has suspended the railway company from all its operations and has suspended all employees involved in the transfer of money.