NRHM case: CBI questions UP Jal Nigam official

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 21:49

New Delhi: Intensifying its probe into the
National Rural Health Mission scam, CBI on Tuesday questioned Chief
General Manager of UP Jal Nigam`s Construction and Design
Services, Bharat Singh, whose project engineer Sunil Verma had
allegedly committed suicide in Lucknow.

Singh was among 12 people including the witnesses,
suspects and accused questioned by the agency in connection
with eight cases registered by it relating to alleged
swindling of funds in NRHM, CBI sources said.

He was questioned about various projects undertaken by
the C and DS under the NRHM and about the upgradation of 134
hospitals across the state, agency sources said.

The public sector undertaking UPCDS has come under CBI
scanner with a General Manager PK Jain already in the custody
in the case relating to allegedly causing a loss of Rs 5.46
crore in the upgrading work of district hospitals.

The CBI has alleged that Rs 13.4 crore was given to
C and DS, for the upgradation work of districts hospitals
which was sub-let to a Ghaziabad-based firm on the basis of
bogus and forged documents, they said.

Project Engineer Sunil Verma who was also named in the
case allegedly shot himselfin Lucknow yesterday.

CBI also questioned officials of health department Chief
Medical Officers PK Shukla and Shedev Balian who were
advisors in the executive committee of Director General Family
Welfare for various purchases in the state.

The CAG has in a report strongly indicted the state`s
health and family welfare department functionaries, middlemen
and contractors for allegedly embezzling Rs 5,700 crore of the
Rs 8,657 crore released between 2005 and 2011 under NRHM.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 21:49

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