CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST FOUR ACCUSED IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION (NRHM) FUNDS IN UTTAR PRADESH.

Press Release
New Delhi , 04.04.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a chargesheet against the then DG (Family Welfare), UP; the then Managing Director, UP Small Scale Industries Corporation(UPSIC); the then Area Manager, UPSIC, Kanpur and a Proprietor of Moradabad based firm U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 468, 471 IPC and 13(2) 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and substantive offenses thereof in the Special Court for CBI cases at Ghaziabad in a case relating to alleged irregularities in the implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) funds in Uttar Pradesh.

 

            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 02.01.2012

 

            Investigation has so far revealed that the contract for supply of various medical kits and drugs amounting Rs.5.83 crores under NRHM scheme had been awarded to Proprietor of Moradabad based firms & and his family members by the accused officers of UPSIC in connivance with the then DG (Family Welfare). In this case the prevalent tendering procedures were allegedly violated and the Proprietor of Moradabad based firm had himself filled up, signed and submitted all the three tender forms which were liable to be technically rejected. However, the accused officials ignored the above facts and awarded the said contract to the proprietor of Moradabad based firm at highly exorbitant rates, without doing any market rate verification. Subsequently, the materials supplied by the party were also found to be sub-standard and misbranded. In this way, loss to the Govt. exchequer was caused to the tune of Rs.2.5 crores (approx).

 

            In this case, the then DG (Family Welfare), UP; the then Managing Director, UP Small Scale Industries Corporation (UPSIC) and the Proprietor of Moradabad based firm were arrested on 05.01.2012 and presently they are in judicial custody.

 

            Further investigation U/s 173(8) Cr.PC is continuing against other FIR named accused person and other unknown persons.

 

            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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