CBI files second chargesheet in NRHM scam

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 21:05

New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday filed its second
chargesheet in connection with alleged irregularities in the
National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) against former Uttar
Pradesh Director General of Family Welfare S P Ram and three
others for flouting tender rules in supply of medical kits.

Besides Ram, others named in the chargesheet are former
Uttar Pradesh Small Industries Corporation MD Abhay Kumar
Bajpai, area manager Sanjeev Kumar and owner of a private firm
Saurabh Jain, official sources said.

The chargesheet was filed before a designated CBI court
in Ghaziabad against the accused.

The chargesheet alleged that the contract was awarded in
pre-decided manner in procurement of medical equipment
amounting to Rs 4.42 crores to two Moradabad (UP) based firms
by the then Director General (Family Welfare) through UPSIC
thereby causing a loss of Rs 1.5 crore to the exchequer.

NRHM funds to the tune of about Rs 10,000 crore were
allocated to Uttar Pradesh for the period 2005-06 till date by
the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

The CBI had filed its first chargesheet yesterday
against former Uttar Pradesh Jal Board General Manager P K
Jain and others for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 5.46 crore
in the upgrading work of 134 district hospitals.


First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 21:05

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