NRHM scam: CBI registers three cases

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:24

New Delhi: The CBI Thursday carried out
searches at 40 locations in Uttar Pradesh and in the national capital after registering three new cases in the NRHM scam.

The Lucknow residence of former Principal Secretary
Family Welfare of Uttar Pradesh Pradeep Shukla was among the
places being searched by the agency, CBI sources said.

Besides Lucknow, the search operation was going on at
many other cities including Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Noida.

The sources said residences of some bureaucrats, traders
and politicians are also covered in the operation.

Shukla, who was Principal Secretary during the tenure of
former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, has been questioned twice
in connection with the case.

The CBI had on January 2 registered five cases against
certain government and private sector officials, including one
against Kushwaha alleging loss of about Rs 28 crore in
implementing the centrally-sponsored scheme meant for 72
districts of Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi: The CBI Thursday carried out
searches at 40 locations in Uttar Pradesh and in the national
capital after registering three new cases in the NRHM scam.

The Lucknow residence of former Principal Secretary
Family Welfare of Uttar Pradesh Pradeep Shukla was among the
places being searched by the agency, CBI sources said.

Besides Lucknow, the search operation was going on at
many other cities including Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Noida.

The sources said residences of some bureaucrats, traders and politicians are also covered in the operation.
Shukla, who was Principal Secretary during the tenure of former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, has been questioned twice in connection with the case.

The CBI had on January 2 registered five cases against
certain government and private sector officials, including one
against Kushwaha alleging loss of about Rs 28 crore in
implementing the centrally-sponsored scheme meant for 72
districts of Uttar Pradesh.
NRHM funds to the tune of about Rs 10,000 crore were
allocated to UP for the period 2005-06 till date by the Union
Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:19

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