CBI registers new case in NRHM scam

CBI has registered a new case against a former CMO and other officials in connection with alleged swindling of money in the NHRM scheme.

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2013, 23:12 PM IST

New Delhi: CBI has registered a new case against a former Chief Medical Officer and other officials in connection with alleged swindling of money in the National Rural Health Mission scheme.

The ex-CMO (Family Welfare) of Banda in Uttar Pradesh, a former surveillance medical office (Store), an ex-chief pharmacist, proprietor of a Meerut-based pharmaceutical company and others were alleged to have caused a loss of nearly Rs six lakh to the government exchequer.

"It is alleged that during 2010-11, then chief medical officer entered into criminal conspiracy with then SMO, then chief pharmacist, proprietor of Meerut-based pharmaceutical company and others.

"In furtherance of this criminal conspiracy, the accused fraudulently and dishonestly purchased Iron Folic Acid and Albendeazole tablets violating the purchase procedure; circulars; orders, financial rules and PIP at exorbitant rates and prepared forged documents as genuine and thus caused alleged huge loss to the NRHM funds," CBI spokesperson said here today.

CBI is probing the case of NRHM scam on the orders of Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court.

The court had directed the CBI to inquire into the matter of execution and implementation of the NRHM scheme and utilisation of funds given by central government for Uttar Pradesh since inception of the scheme in 2005-06.

PTI