NRHM scam: Judicial custody of Shukla extended



Ghaziabad: A special CBI court on Tuesday extended till May 31 the judicial custody of senior IAS officer Pradeep Shukla, arrested for his alleged role in the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission scam.

Shukla was arrested on May 10 by the CBI for alleged bungling in upgradation of 89 district hospitals under the NRHM programme, causing a loss of nearly Rs 22.5 crore to the exchequer.

55-year-old Shukla was held from Lucknow airport while he was going to Delhi for some treatment.

On May 17, the special CBI court had remanded the 1981-batch IAS officer from UP cadre in judicial custody till May 28.

PTI