NRHM scam: CBI files first chargesheet
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 21:41
New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed charge sheet against former Uttar Pradesh bureaucrat PK Jain and others for alleged irregularities in utilisation of funds allocated under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme.

Besides Jain, former general manager of Construction and Design Services (C and DS), others named in the charge sheet are project manager BN Srivastava, resident engineer Kataar Singh, project engineer BN Ram, accountant JK Singh, managing director of private firms Naresh Grover and RK Singh, CBI officials said.

All those named in the charge sheet, which was submitted before a designated court of Ghaziabad, are at present in judicial custody.

The CBI had registered a case against Jain and others on January 2 for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 5.46 crore in the upgrading work of 134 district hospitals. During the probe, the CBI claimed that the misappropriation of funds was to the tune of Rs 7.94 crore.

The CBI alleged that Rs 13.4 crore was given to Construction and Design Services, a unit of UP Jal Nigam, for the upgrade work of 134 districts hospitals.

It alleged that the work was sub-let to a Ghaziabad-based firm on the basis of bogus and forged documents.

The materials installed in the hospitals were found to be of inferior and sub-standard quality thereby causing a loss to the exchequer, the CBI alleged.

The investigating agency has filed 13 cases to probe alleged irregularities in utilising Rs 10,000 crore funds allocated under the centrally-sponsored NRHM to Uttar Pradesh.


First Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 17:49

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