The CBI is all set to register two FIRs relating to alleged irregularities in the funds allotted to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in Uttar Pradesh since its inception in 2005-06. The agency on the directions of the Allahabad High Courts Lucknow Bench had registered five Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in November last year out of which it has found sufficient evidence to convert two of them into FIRs,claimed officials.
Sources in the agency claimed that they had received the approval to file the FIRs,which is likely to be done in a couple of days. The CBI is investigating alleged irregularities in the funds allocated to chief medical officers of 72 districts of the state. These also include civil works of Director-General (Family Welfare); procurement of medicines and equipment and information; and education and communication of Director-General (Family Welfare),Director-General (Medical Health),Director (Training),State Health Society,and State Innovation in Family Planning & Project Agency (SIFPSA).
The NRHM scam saw in its wake murders of two CMOs and a deputy CMO. The CBI,after taking over the case, formed a special investigation team which is being supervised by its Additional Director in New Delhi. The CBI recently questioned two former ministers from UP Babu Singh Kushwaha and Anant Mishra. Kushwaha,who on Tuesday joined the BJP,may be called again by the CBI for questioning.
The agency is also likely to submit its report before the court after filing the FIRs.