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NRHM: Chargesheet filed against Kushwaha

The CBI filed its supplementary chargesheet in the NRHM scam,accusing former family welfare minister Babu Singh Kushwaha

The CBI on Thursday filed its supplementary chargesheet in the NRHM scam,accusing former family welfare minister Babu Singh Kushwaha of abusing his official position to favour private companies while allotting contracts for upgradation of 134 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.

In its chargesheet filed before a special CBI court here,the agency accused the former BSP minister and his close aide,former MLA R P Jaiswal,of misusing their official position to benefit local company Surgicoin Medequip Pvt Ltd,sources said.

“The matter pertained to upgradation of 134 district hospitals for an amount of Rs 13.4 crore under NRHM. It was alleged that the said work was given to Ghaziabad and Lucknow-based private firms without following any codal formalities and on the basis of bogus and forged documents.

“An approximate loss of Rs 5.46 crore was found to have been caused to the government exchequer in the said case,” the CBI said in a statement.

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Both Kushwaha and Jaiswal are already in judicial custody and lodged in Dasna Jail.

The CBI slapped Indian Penal Code sections related to criminal conspiracy,criminal breach of trust by public servant,cheating and forgery,besides relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.