New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted raids in three places in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the NRHM scam. The raids were conducted at the residential premises of former UP health minister Anant Mishra in Lucknow and Kanpur.
The action came after an FIR was filed by the CBI nearly two days ago in connection with the appointment of nearly 100 Chief Medical Officers (CMOs). The CBI said the appointments were made in total disregard of the rules and hence, were illegal. The investigative body claimed that the plan was to appoint 100 CMOs who would only look after the implementation of the NRHM and report directly to former family welfare minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and the then principal health secretary Pradeep Shukla. These 100 CMOs were appointed despite the fact that each of the 72 districts in the state already had a CMO.
Sources say these 100 CMOs were the root cause of corruption in NRHM and that the appointments on such a large scale could not have been done without the knowledge of the top BSP leaders.
CBI sources said that crores of rupees have been siphoned off via the posts of the CMOs in Uttar Pradesh, and that the state Health Ministry was divided to make more room for such posts....more
08:48 AM, Jun 02, 2012
Ghaziabad: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad on Tuesday remanded former Uttar Pradesh Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and former BSP MLA Ram Prakash Jaiswal in judicial custody for 14 days in the multi-crore rupee NRHM scam in the state. The two politicians, arrested on March 3, were produced in the court after the expiry of their 10 days custody with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)....
05:05 PM, Mar 13, 2012
Lucknow: In the latest development in connection with the National Rural Health Scheme (NRHM) scam, the Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder case of an employee with the health department. Mahendra Sharma, a clerk with the health department in Lakhimpur district, was found dead under mysterious circumstances earlier in February. The postmortem report had confirmed murder. The family of the victim...
05:44 PM, Feb 26, 2012
Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted more raids in Uttar Pradesh and filed four new FIRs in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. Thirty teams of CBI raided health department officials and firms that supplied medicines and other material. CBI conducted search operations across 22 districts in UP in cities including Lucknow, Deoria, Basti, and Bahraich. CBI sources said agency teams swooped down on 30 locations, including...
12:01 PM, Feb 24, 2012