December 24th, 2010
Major scams busted, trial begins
Corruption scandals and financial scams also made their presence felt in 2010. The Central Bureau of Investigation busted a major railway recruitment scam involving the Mumbai RRB chairman, S. M. Sharma, and the ADRM Jagannadham, on September 18.
A chargesheet has been filed against Sharma, his son Vivek Bharadwaj, G. Sethy, senior divisional personnel officer, DRM, Raipur, A.K. Jagannadham and others. The scam involved leaking question papers for the assistant loco pilot and assistant station master examinations held on June 6 and June 13.
The big Satyam scam, exposed last year, progressed this year to the stage where the CBI ensured that the bail of the key accused, Ramalinga Raju, was cancelled by the Supreme Court. The trial has begun and Raju was sent back to jail after spending several months in the comfort of a hospital room.