28. November 2011 10:19
Judge Nityanand Singh of a CBI Special Court has remanded two medical suppliers to a couple of weeks judicial custody in a case relating to alleged irregularities in the purchase of medicines and medical equipment. The supposed scam, which made the headlines in 2009, is believed to have resulted in an estimated 130 crore rupees loss to the State exchequer. The irregularities alleged in the case are believed to have occurred under the watch of the Madhu Koda regime in Jharkhand. Of the persons charge sheeted,three had been earlier remanded to judicial custody - former health minister, Bhanu Pratap Sahi, and ex-health secretaries Pradeep Kumar and Siyaram Prasad. All of these five accused had surrendered before the court. Three persons were earlier given bail, and four are absconding.