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Apr 04, 2012 at 07:34pm IST

CBI files second chargesheet in NRHM scam case

Ghaziabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed the second chargesheet in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam.

According to the investigating agency, former senior Uttar Pradesh official S P Ram violated tendering rules to procure medical kits. Three others were named in the second chargesheet filed by the CBI.

This came a day after the CBI filed its first chargesheet in connection with alleged irregularities in the upgradation of 134 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh under the NRHM accusing five former government officials, two companies and two others in the case.

CBI files second chargesheet in NRHM scam case

This came a day after the CBI filed its first chargesheet on alleged irregularities in the upgradation of 134 hospitals.

The agency did not include the names of former family welfare minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and former MLA Ram Prasad Jaiswal in the chargesheet, who are also accused in the case.

CBI sources said that during the investigation they found that of every Rs 100 allocated for hospitals, nearly Rs 68 were siphoned off by officials while remaining Rs 32 were utilised in the project.

"It was revealed during investigation so far that officials of C&DS in connivance with private persons allegedly misappropriated and cheated 68 per cent of the total amount received by C&DS for the upgradation of 134 district hospitals under NRHM, thereby causing a loss of Rs 7.94 crores to the government exchequer in the case."

The agency has charged former General Manager of UP Jal Nigam's PSU Construction and Design Service P K Jain, the then Project Manager B N Srivastava, the then Resident Engineers Katar Singh, B N Ram Yadav, the then Accountant J K Singh, Managing Director of a Ghaziabad-based Company Surgicon Mediquip Pvt. Ltd and R K Singh, Proprietor of Modern Interiors under IPC sections related to cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy besides relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.

All the accused are in judicial custody.

(With Additional Inputs from PTI)

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