CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST A DIRECTOR OF A NEW DELHI BASED PRIVATE FIRM AND OTHERS FOR FRAUDULENTLY CAUSING LOSS TO DIRECTORATE OF HEALTH SERVICES, DELHI GOVT.

Press Release
New Delhi , 27.02.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120 (B) IPC r/w 420 IPC and 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act. 1988 against the unknown officials of Central Procurement Agency (CPA), Directorate of Health Service, Govt. of NCT, New Delhi; Okhla, New Delhi based Pharma private company through its director and other private persons for allegedly causing huge loss to a 10 crores (approx) to the Health Department in Govt. of NCT Delhi.

 

            It has been alleged that in pursuance to a criminal conspiracy Central procurement Agency (CPA), Directorate of Health Service (DHS), Govt. of NCT, Karkardooma, New Delhi entered into Rate Contract (RC) with a private Pharma company having its office at Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-1, New Delhi for procurement of Meropenem 1 Gm vial (Drug Code 892) in the year 2009 at the rate of Rs. 1,530/- + Vat per 1 Gm of vial. In furtherance of conspiracy, the said company submitted a false affidavit that none of the Govt./ Semi Govt./ autonomous/ public sector hospitals/ institutions / organizations were being supplied with the medicine Meropenem 1 Gm vial (Drug Code 892) lower than the rate of Rs.- 1,530/- + Vat per 1 Gm of vial contrary to the fact and by making false submission grabbed the supply contract.

 

            After being aware that company has caused a loss in tune of crores on account of charging more amount to the DHS for the same medicine in comparison to other agencies and their authorized dealers as well, a show cause notice was issued to the said company by CMO & in-charge, CPA, DHS, Delhi for recovery of Rs. 7.5 crores, however due to the connivance among the company and CPA officials, recovery proceedings were cancelled and Directorate of Health Services (DHS) continued to purchase the medicines at the higher rate from the same company.

 

            Searches were conducted at office premises of company at Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi & at Bangalore and the office premises of Central Procurement Agency (CPA), Directorate of Health Service, Govt. of NCT Delhi. Incriminating documents including files etc. seized during searches are being scrutinized to quantify the exact loss to the Health Department, Govt. of NCT Delhi and wrongful gain to the said company and others.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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