CJI okays suspension of RCT judge accused in Rs 50 crore scam
New Delhi, Oct 19: The Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has given his nod to suspend a Railway Claims Tribunal judge who was under the scanner for a Rs 50 crore scam relating to compensation claims in Patna, Bihar.
The file against the judge, R K Mittal was pending in the office of the CJI for several months. However Justice Gogoi took up the matter and sent to the Railway Board for approval.
It was alleged during the probe conducted by Justice U U Lalit that Mittal had allegedly indulged in financial irregularities in connivance with a few lawyers appearing for the victims of railways accidents.
The Chairman of the RCT, Justice K Kannan had written to the Railway Board seeking Mittal's suspension a few months back. This led to the transfer of Mittal to the Trivandrum branch of the RCT from Ranchi.