CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST THEN CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF KUSHINAGAR DISTRICT AND OTHERS FOR AN ALLEGED LOSS OF Rs. 18.52 LAKH (APPROX) IN ONE OF NRHM CASES

Press Release
New Delhi , 04.03.2013


          The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge for CBI cases, Ghaziabad(U.P) against the then CMO(FW) & then Pharmacist both of District Kushinagar; a Proprietor of Lucknow based private firm and a private person U/s 120-B r/w 420, 468, 471, 477-A of IPC and Sec. 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 for causing alleged loss of Rs.18.52 lakh (approx) to the Government while utilizing National Rural Health Mission(NRHM) funds in the matter of fraudulent purchase of medicines at exorbitant rates.


           A case was registered on 23.02.2012 on the findings of a Preliminary Enquiry registered in pursuance of order dated 19.11.2011 of Hon’ble Allahabad High Court on a number of Writ Petitions directing CBI to ascertain irregularities in the implementation of NRHM funds in the State of Uttar Pradesh. It was alleged that the CMOs of 04 districts namely Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Deoria and Maharajganj had awarded the work for supply of medicines to private suppliers.

 

           After completion of investigation in respect of Kushinagar District, CBI filed a chargesheet.

 

           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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