CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST SEVEN ACCUSED IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION (NRHM) FUNDS IN UTTAR PRADESH.

Press Release
New Delhi , 03.04.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a chargesheet against the then General Manager, C&DS, Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam, Lucknow; the then Project Manager, Unit-50, C&DS, Barabanki; the then Resident Engineer, Unit-50, C&DS, Barabanki, the then Resident Engineer, Unit-50, C&DS, Barabanki, the then Unit Accountant, Unit-50, C&DS, Barabanki; Managing Director/Director of a Ghaziabad-based Company and a Proprietor of a Lucknow-based private company U/s 120-B IPC r/w Section 409, 468 & 471 IPC and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(c) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and U/s 420 IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ghaziabad.

 

            The Central Bureau of Investigation had earlier registered five Preliminary Enquiries relating to alleged irregularities in the execution and implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) funds in the State of UP since its inception in the year 2005-06 till November, 2011 on the directions of the Hon'ble Allahabad High Court Lucknow Bench passed vide order 15.11.2011. On the basis of findings in one of the five PEs, one regular case was registered on 2.01.2012 U/s 120B r/w 420, 465, 468, 471 IPC and U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act. The case pertained to upgradation of 134 districts hospitals for an amount of Rs.13.4 crores by C&DS, under NRHM. It was alleged that the said work was given to Ghaziabad and Lucknow based firms without following any codal formalities & on the basis of bogus/forged documents. An approximate loss of Rs.5.46 crore was found to have been caused to the Government exchequer in the said case.

 

            It was revealed during investigation so far that officials of C&DS in connivance with private persons allegedly misappropriated/cheated 68% of the total amount received by C&DS for the upgradation of 134 district hospitals under NRHM, thereby causing a loss of Rs.7.94 crores to the Government exchequer in the said case.

 

            Further investigation in the case continues regarding the role of the then Minister and other accused/suspects in this case.

 

            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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