PIL on NRHM: UP govt files counter affidavit

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday filed a counter affidavit before the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in connection with a PIL seeking a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in NRHM project in the state.

The petitioner, a local scribe, also filed the rejoinder before the Division Bench comprising Justice Pradeep Kant and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi.

The Bench fixed July 26 for further hearing on the PIL seeking a CBI probe into the alleged NRHM scam.

Tomorrow, the High Court is likely to hear arguments on behalf of the state government, petitioner's counsel Nadeem Murtaza said.