NRHM scam: CBI to consider CAG report

Agency sources said the detailed analysis by country`s auditor will be helpful in ascertaining further losses to the exchequer.

New Delhi: The CBI will take into
consideration the CAG report on National Rural Health Mission
fund implementation in Uttar Pradesh which has pegged the
irregularities to be around Rs 5000 crore while registering
new cases in the scam.

Agency sources said the detailed analysis by country`s
auditor will be helpful in ascertaining further losses to the
exchequer.

Based on the observations by Comptroller and Auditor
General, the CBI will dig deep to probe whether any
criminality was involved in the alleged irregularities, they
said. However, it is not necessary that all observations by
the auditor will be converted into CBI cases, they said.

The officials are awaiting the report which has been
submitted to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and after getting
it new preliminary enquiries and cases can be registered in
the ongoing probe.

The CBI has registered eight cases in connection with the
alleged irregularities and also arrested eight persons so far.

The agency is likely to call on Monday some senior officials
of Uttar Pradesh for questioning. The sources said next week
some more high-profile arrests could be made in the case.

The CAG probing the NRHM scam in Uttar Pradesh has found
anomalies in spending of around Rs 5,000 crore under the
scheme in about two dozen districts of the state.

The state health department failed to give proper details
of spendings to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore of the Rs 8,657
crore given to the state, highly placed sources in the state
government said.

PTI

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