The January 18 notices, signed by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Nutan Mundeja, accuse the hospitals of indulging in “duplication” and sharing of “false and inflated” data with the department.
Satyendar Jain made his displeasure clear in two separate file notings. Then, senior officials had claimed that they were looking for other routes to accommodate the police’s request. Eventually, though, the “minister’s views seem to have prevailed”.
The draft advisory has been prepared on the basis of recommendations of a nine-member expert panel, headed by Director-General of Health Services Kirti Bhushan, which was set up by the Arvind Kejriwal government.
"File an affidavit explaining whether you have the jurisdiction or not, as the same has been claimed by the petitioner," the judge said. The I-T department has registered a case against Jain under the new Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act.
It is alleged that Jain was involved in money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore, when he was a public servant during 2015-16, through Prayas Info Solutions Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Private Limited and Managalyatan Projects Private Limited, the CBI said.
The Delhi Health Minister said the attachment was done as per the amended provisions of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act of 1988 and claimed that the amendment of 2016 would not be applicable in the instant case.