Ghaziabad: A CBI special court here will now hear all the cases related to the Rs 5,000-crore National Rural Health Mission scam.
Seven cases, which were being heard by Special Judge A K Singh, were on Monday transferred to the court of Special Judge S Lal.
The necessary order for hearing of all NRHM related cases by judge S L has been passed by High Court and Uttar Pradesh administration.
According to CBI, the probe agency has filed FIRs in 21 cases which have former UP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, ex-MLA RP Jaiswal, senior IAS officer Pradeep Shukla, former Director General (Health) S P Ram, former managing director of UP Small Industries Corporation Abhay Kumar Bajpai besides other officials as accused.
Shukla and some other officials are meanwhile out on bail as CBI was unable to file charge sheet within the 90-day deadline.