CBI files chargesheet against Pradeep Shukla
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The CBI on Monday filed the chargesheet against Pradeep Shukla, a former principal secretary of health and family welfare, in a special court in Ghaziabad in a case of irregularities in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in UP.
The matter involved upgradation of 89 hospitals in which the exchequer suffered a loss of Rs 5.89 crore. It arose from one of the three FIRs the CBI had lodged against Shukla and others on January 19 last year.
CBI's Chief Information Officer Dharini Mishra told The Indian Express that the agency received the sanction to prosecute Shukla, who is an IAS office of 1981 batch, from the Department of Personnel and Training on November 30.
On November 27, the Supreme Court had expressed displeasure over the CBI waiting for the sanction despite its judgment that sanction would be deemed to have been granted if the competent authority failed to decide it within three months. The court had fixed December 10 for the
The issues of giving sanction to prosecute Shukla were reportedly caught between DoPT, CVC and the state government. The CBI had sent seven reminders to the UP government since August, but in vain. However, the Supreme Court's strictures seem to have removed all hurdles.
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