Raids across Delhi as ACB orders probe into 300 crore Medicine Scam

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Delhi, June 1: In a major move, Anti-Corruption Branch ordered a probe into the alleged scam in purchase of “unwanted medicines” by Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government.

ACB chief M.K. Meena ordered the probe after Mishra complained against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain of abusing their power to benefit pharmaceutical companies.

An ACB team also went to the Delhi Secretariat to search for evidence.

The sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra alleged that a scam of Rs 300 crores in the procurement of “unwanted medicines” took place in Delhi health department and claimed that health minister Satyendra Jain was “involved” in the “scam”.

He also claimed that 100 ambulances were purchased at Rs 23 lakh each while an automobile company was ready to supply the vehicles at only Rs 11 lakh each.

Mishra also accused Delhi Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain of involvement in transfer and posting of doctors in violations of standard rules.

“The genesis of the scam was in the decision of CM Arvind Kejriwal to curb the power of the hospitals to purchase medicines. It was done at Jain’s behest. A Central Procurement Agency (CPA) was established to purchase medicines for all the hospitals, Mishra said.

The director of CPA who did not enjoy any power to purchase medicines was given the authority to make purchase upto Rs 100 crore,” Mishra said at a press conference at his residence.

Meanwhile, on Thursday Mishra was manhandled in the Delhi Assembly before being marshalled out on Speaker Ram Niwas Goel’s orders. Mishra later claimed he was roughed up by the MLAs on the directions of Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

 Wefornews Bureau

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