UP health scam: Court returns charge sheet

Lucknow: Pulling up the UP police, a local court on Thursday refused to take cognisance of the charge sheet submitted by it in the alleged state health department scam in which medical officers including Y S Sachan were arrested, saying it was prepared in haste.

The charge sheet was submitted to Special Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Intikhab Alam who returned it with the case diary, asking the police to complete the probe seriously, court sources said

The court said that the charge sheet was prepared in haste, they said.

Former Lucknow CMO AK Shukla, who was arrested on July 12, a clerk, Deputy CMO YS Sachan, who died under mysterious circumstances in a jail here last month, and some contractors were charged with misappropriation of funds in National Rural Health Misssion (NRHM) by Joint Director (Administration) Rajendra Singh in April this.

In the FIR, Singh alleged that the CMO misused his powers and helped his associates in withdrawing government funds by producing fake bills.

The financial irregularities were detected during investigation into the murder of CMO B P Singh, who was shot dead in Gomti Nagar area on April 2.