Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday raided at 14 places in Guwahati in connection with a Rs 158 crore scam in the Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) headquarters in Maligaon, Guwahati.
The CBI sleuths raided offices, official quarters and private residences of six NFR employees who were allegedly involved in the scam.
CBI registered a Suo-moto case against the six erring NFR officials for their alleged involvement in swindling Rs 158 crore.
It may be mentioned here that the NFR (Construction) is responsible for the implementation of all construction works in the eight states of northeast along with parts of West Bengal and Bihar.
It may be further mentioned here that the accused, from 2014 to 2018, swindled Rs 158 crore by issuing advertisements to a large number of bogus and non-existing newspapers and magazines in Bihar and Central India.
As per reports, Dilip Borah, a senior Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NFR is the mastermind of the fraud.
In the raids, the CBI sleuths seized documents, bank passbooks and computer hard discs from the various raid locations.