Hubballi, March 01: The CBI registered a case against a former senior divisional engineer of South Western Railway (Hubballi Division) on Monday, over making fake payments to a contractor.
A case was also registered against the contractor.The payment was made for providing an additional height gauge at the underbridge pathway, the CBI has said in a statement.
The CBI added that debris from an unmanned level crossing height gauges, including old dismantled structural steel, were used for the underbridge. No structural steel was purchased, but the contractor was paid for the work.
The engineer allegedly got illegal returns through transfer of money to accounts of his relatives and friends by the contractor, said the investigation agency.
The CBI also said that it conducted investigations in Hubballi, Kolhapur and Bhilwara and got some of the documents in the case.