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CBI begins probe into appointment of bouncers in Delhi hospitals

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started investigation into the appointment of bouncers in Delhi government’s hospitals as “no Delhi government rule or Act allows appointment of bouncers in any department”.

Before demitting office, the then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had found the order to appoint bouncers in Delhi government’s hospitals as “illegal” and subsequently had written to the CBI to register a case against erring officers for carrying out their recruitment in the hospitals.

Following incidents of violence in Delhi government’s hospitals, around 40 bouncers were hired by the health department last year “without prior approval” and were deployed across the city hospitals having high footfalls.

The CBI has sought all the files and documents related to appointment of the bouncers. They were hired at a salary between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000. The city government can hire private security agencies but not bouncers, reports DNA.

These bouncers were removed after the High Court gave a ruling that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory, a move viewed as a setback to the Arvind Kejriwal government.

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