The anti-corruption branch (ACB) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids on a doctor working with the railway hospital in Byculla for allegedly accepting commission while making purchases of medicines and medical equipment.
The CBI conducted raids after it found that Dr Savita Gangurde, posted in the Nephrology department of the hospital, was accepting 5 to 10 per cent commission while making purchases of medicines and equipment required for dialysis and kidney related ailments.
She also allegedly favoured companies to get medicine and equipment sales contract.
Raids were conducted at Gangurde’s office in the hospital and her official flat in Byculla.
Praveen Salunke, deputy inspector general of CBI, ACB confirmed the raids.
The CBI also found that Gangurde had allegedly made two foreign trips to attend medical conferences and the expenditure for the same was borne by some pharmaceutical companies. On both the occasions — in 2007 and 2008 — she visited United Kingdom.
During the raids CBI officials seized incriminating documents, which are being scrutinised.
They also found details of some properties among which included a flat at Charkop in Kandivli. The CBI is verifying if Gangurde owns the flat.
The CBI found that Gangurde was following the practice of accepting commission since 2003. Officials are finding out how much money she earned so far by illegitimate means.
The CBI had registered a case against Gangurde for cheating, abuse of official position and criminal misconduct on Thursday.
The CBI, however, has not arrested her.