ACB raids in Delhi after Kapil Mishra’s allegation of medical scam

The anti-graft body is also likely to write to the Delhi government to share details about the procurement of medicines.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 1, 2017 12:07 pm
medicine scam, AAP government, delhi government, kapil mishra Kapil Mishra has also claimed to have found “life-saving drugs” dumped in three trucks in the basement of a government hospital.(File Photo)

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Delhi Police on Thursday morning launched a probe in a scam alleged in purchase of medicines by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. Searches are being conducted in various locations in the region and the anti-graft body is also likely to write to the government to share details about the procurement of medicines.

The raids come two days after sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra sought the Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s “direct intervention” in the city’s health department where he alleged irregularities in purchase of medicines and in payment to suppliers. The health department is headed by minister Satyendar Jain.

Mishra alleged, “Jain has himself admitted that Rs 300 crore have been allocated to procure medicines. The Delhi government boasts of having the highest budget earmarked for the health sector. In such a scenario how come there is a shortage of medicines? This is a scam.”

In his letter to the LG, Mishra wrote,“It is saddening that the chief minister is putting pressure on the chief secretary while keeping mum on the role of the health secretary or the health minister over the issue. I think the CM’s order, going out of way, should also be considered an act of corruption.”

Mishra, who was removed as the water minister from the Delhi cabinet, in his letter, has also claimed to have found “life-saving drugs” dumped in three trucks in the basement of a government hospital.

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  1. V
    Vinod Sethi
    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:49 am
    Arvind kejriwal is more corrupt than Maya Mulayam Laloo Mamta put together. He is a real thug masquerading as a politician. He says that he didn't have the powers to buy a pen, but the Crook has eaten samosas worth more than one crores in one year. He claims he is a Aam aadmi but he is enjoying the VIP culture to the hilt. His own Minister is exposing his corrupt ways on a daily basis. He should be immediately arrested and interrogated by using mustard oil, bamboo and red chilli powder inserted in his cavities below the belt.
    1. G
      Jun 1, 2017 at 4:18 pm
      Mishra is right. K&Company has corrupted them all so he is still lose
      1. K
        Jun 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm
        India is an amazing country! Land of Gods! Land of Scams! It can appear to outsiders that Indian Gods could be scamsters! Every one in this country is god fearing! What the the ACB is doing when the scam is actually happening? Was it sleeping? After all the scam happened, now they expect that all the scamsters to sit and with the all the scam data and finger prints, cataloged nicely for he CBI/ACB to investigate??!! We have no dearth for comedians in our country!
        1. A
          Jun 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm
          lol. And you are son funny to not put logic. How ACB would have known scam was going? They are not god to know everything about everyone. If anyone would have inform them then have taken action. And Before commenting put some logic in your head.
          1. K
            Jun 1, 2017 at 4:17 pm
            If we don.t have ability or system to detect while it is on.., you mean to say, a guy is doing the scam, without adverti t, without tenders and he will keep spending collecting money on somebody's behalf, and then you will investigate!!! Wake-up.. This is how VJM ran to London.. He did not pay PF dues of employees to PF organization... He did not pay any tax....KF collected TDS from employees but did not deposit, we will not have any system to catch them later also.. Did we catch him.....How many scams were, detected, investigated and especially punished. Can you recollect..To the best of my recollection, the answer is NONE...
            1. S
              Shama Rao
              Jun 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm
              What is logic as per your opinion? Allow things to rot and then take or act like taking action when it will be too late. The loss to public exchequer can never be made good nor the guilty punished. 25 years to file a charge sheet, 33years to even start proper investigations into Punjab riots, unending probe into causes of Netaji's death, and we should thank our vigilance departments. Fortheir efficiency.
          2. C
            Chandu Shah
            Jun 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm
            Every allegation should be investigated in detail. If proved right Kapil should be awarded and AAP so called leaders should be thrown in jail
            1. K
              Jun 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm
              I do like optimists! You think that all the data of the scam would be visible to ACB to jail them!! Optimism should not be so high that you expect the fielder to drop the catch while watching an slow motion reply of the catch!
              1. P
                Jun 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm
                What about vyapam scam where 50 people were murdered? What about Lalit Modi Vasundhara scam, Khadse scam, GSPC scam?
                1. H
                  Honest Robber
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm
                  Sure. Only BJP scam must be investigated. AAP scams are special and are done in the name of honesty. So as per Indian tradition we should look at thie 50 years later. (Hint - Satire). AAP members should plan an honest bank robbery soon. We promise not to investigate for 50 years
                2. S
                  Shama Rao
                  Jun 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm
                  I wonder, did he not know all these when he was a part of the team? WOuld it not have earned him accolades had he resigned over these issues and complained to proper authorities? Is he not giving room for others to complain that he is playing to the tune of opponents?