Correct Answer : Option (C) - Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad was appointed the new Managing Director of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on July 8. He replaced Satish Agnihotri who led the project as the chairman and managing director of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). However, Agnihotri was removed from the post over corruption charges by the Railway Ministry on July 7th, 2022.
The order to terminate "Satish Agnihotri" from his service in the bullet train project came after the Lokpal court order of June 2. In the order, the court directed the CBI to probe charges of a ”quid pro quo” deal allegedly struck by him with a private company during his nine-year tenure in RVNL.
Agnihotri, a 1982 batch retired IRSE officer is accused of misusing his position and illegally diverting funds of Rs 1,100 crore to a private company, owned by the Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL). The RVNL also has a stake in the company.
It is reported that the company gave a house to him in Delhi and also awarded a job to his daughter at the company in favour of getting the contracts.
The investigation agency will investigate the charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The CBI has been given time to submit its investigation report in six months or by December 12, 2022. A complaint of corruption was lodged against him on September 30, 2022..Source : Newsroompost