Lucknow: Attempts were being made to derail the ongoing probe into the National Rural Health Mission scam in UP, state unit of BJP on Saturday alleged, and demanded that CBI should immediately seal all the offices where documents pertaining to the scam were being kept.
"In a bid to hinder the ongoing inquiry, documents and
evidences related to the multi-crore scam spread across the
Uttar Pradesh are being destroyed," party spokesman Vijay
Bahadur Pathak told reporters here.
He alleged it was evident from the Thursday`s incident,
wherein some car-borne persons burnt documents related to
health department near NBRI on Kanpur road.
"This is not the first time when an attempt to destroy
documents has been made. Similar cases have been reported from
other districts, including Aligarh, Etah and Agra, as well,"
He said that it was a serious matter due to involvement
of senior officials in the scam.
The BJP spokesman said that so far a number of senior
officials, including a former Director General of Health, have
been arrested by the CBI in connection with the NRHM scam.
"Is destroying evidences and documents is an attempt to
save the bigwigs involved in the scam," Pathak asked.
He demanded that the CBI should also take cognisance
of such incidents and immediately seal all the offices where
such an attempt was suspected.
He also said that the issue should not be politicised as
it was related to poor people of the state.
"It is purely a scam wherein money meant for medical
facilities for poor was pocketed by few people therefore
it should not be politicised," he said.