The CBI on Wednesday filed its second charge sheet in connection with alleged irregularities in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) against former Uttar Pradesh director general of Family Welfare SP Ram and three others for flouting tender rules in supply of medical kits.
Besides Ram, others named in the charge sheet are former Uttar Pradesh Small Industries Corporation MD Abhay Kumar Bajpai, area manager Sanjeev Kumar and owner of a private firm Saurabh Jain, official sources said.
The chargesheet was filed before a designated CBI court in Ghaziabad against the accused.
The chargesheet alleged that the contract was awarded in pre-decided manner in procurement of medical equipment amounting to Rs. 4.42 crores to two Moradabad (UP) based firms by the then director general (Family Welfare) through UPSIC thereby causing a loss of Rs. 1.5 crore to the exchequer.
NRHM funds to the tune of about Rs. 10,000 crore were allocated to Uttar Pradesh for the period 2005-06 till date by the Union health and family welfare ministry.
The CBI had filed its first charge sheet on Tuesday against former Uttar Pradesh Jal Board general manager PK Jain and others for allegedly causing a loss of Rs. 5.46 crore in the upgrading work of 134 district hospitals.