CBI registers three cases in NRHM scam in Uttar Pradesh

The CBI has registered three separate cases of corruption against health officials of Uttar Pardesh Government into National Rural Health Mission scam. The first case was registered against then Chief Medical Officer (Family Welfare), Sitapur Vijay Shankar Rai. The

Second case was registered against then Additional Chief Medical Officers–M L Arya and third against Rajendra Singh in the office of CMO Lakhimpur Kheri, CBI sources said. They also informed that several private firms have also been named in these cases.

An official spokesperson for the agency told local media outlets that the then CMO (Family Welfare), Sitapur entered into a criminal conspiracy with a Himachal

Pradesh based private firm and other unknown public servants working in the office of Health and Family Welfare Department, District Sitapur (UP) and unknown private persons with the intention to cheat the government. He said an alleged loss of over 7 lakh rupees was caused to the Uttar Pradesh government.

In the second case, it was alleged that the public servant and others entered into a criminal conspiracy with two firms of Varanasi to cheat the Health department.

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