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IAS officer Pradeep Shukla arrested by CBI in NRHM scam

Lucknow: Pradeep Shukla, who as a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer held the charge of principal secretary (medical health) in the previous Mayawati government, was on Thursday arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had earlier grilled the 1981-batch IAS officer for more than nine hours on March 22, arrested him from the Amausi airport here, agency sources said.

Shukla’s complicity in awarding contracts worth Rs 1,170 crore without an open tender during 2009-2011 period for construction of hospitals and disbursement of a fund of Rs 1,546 crore to an unauthorized society, was “beyond doubt”, the sources said.

Shukla is believed to have disclosed names of some top government functionaries and politicians linked to the scam that rocked the Mayawati government.

Sources told IANS that Shukla was likely to be flown to the New Delhi headquarters of the agency for further questioning.

The Allahabad High Court, which is monitoring the NRHM probe, had recently rapped the CBI for tardy progress in the case. [Source: IANS]

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  1. Dr.P.L.Nawalkha Dr.P.L.Nawalkha Friday, May 11, 2012

    Said to be topper of 1981 batch of administrative services,with his wife also a serving I.A.S.,PRADEEP SHUKLA is a burning example of MUTILATION of values among so considered GENIUS in society,perhaps out of obsession of greed and association of devilous superiors. Pradeep deserves examplary punishment to further check mutilation of avowed committment and value-based life of I.A.S. mainstay of governance in India.

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