IAS officer sent to 14-day custody
IAS officer Pradeep Kumar surrendered before a special CBI court on Monday in connection with a multi-crore rupees medicine scam.india Updated: Aug 08, 2011 23:59 IST
IAS officer Pradeep Kumar surrendered before a special CBI court on Monday in connection with a multi-crore rupees medicine scam.
CBI judge NN Singh sent him to 14 days' judicial custody making Kumar the second IAS officer to be remanded so in the case.
The same court had yesterday sent former health minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi to 14 days judicial custody after he surrendered in connection with the medicine scam.
The scam allegedly surfaced during his tenure in the Madhu Koda government.
Kumar was the state health secretary when the CBI registered a case against him and Sahi for allegedly allotting tenders to purchase medicine and medical apparatus of R130 crore to companies chosen by them at overrated costs.
Earlier, retired IAS officer SP Sinha was sent to judicial custody in the same case. He had also been the health secretary, CBI sources said.