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Punjab: Senior Medical Officer booked under corruption case for allegedly taking Rs 10,000 as bribe


Punjab: Senior Medical Officer booked under corruption case for allegedly taking Rs 10,000 as bribe

After verifying his information, a Vigilance team laid a trap and MHS Iqbal Singh was arrested ‘red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant’.

Chandigarh: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau on Friday registered a corruption case against Senior Medical Officer (SMO) and Multipurpose Health Supervisor (MHS) posted at community health centre (CHC) Lopoke in Amritsar district.

Stating this here, an official spokesperson said the vigilance bureau registered a bribery case against SMO Dr Renu Bhatia and MHS Iqbal Singh, both posted at CHC Lopoke in Amritsar district, added that complainant, Manjinder Singh, MHS, posted at Rajasansi, had approached the vigilance bureau and said the both the accused were demanding Rs 10,000 for clearing his presence report.

After verifying his information, a Vigilance team laid a trap and MHS Iqbal Singh was arrested ‘red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant’.

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Earlier Medical Dialogues had reported that the CBI has booked two doctors for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs one crore from a medicine supplier with the assurance of getting him listed as an agent of a noted pharmaceutical manufacturer under central rate contract, officials had stated.

Vikas Gupta and Kajal Goldar, both medical officers of ESI Corporation, now posted at its hospitals in Tirunelveli and Kolhapur respectively, have been booked by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, they said.

The action has been initiated on a complaint from the ESIC which conducted a vigilance probe against the two on a complaint from a Delhi-based medicine supplier.

It was alleged that during 2016-17 Gupta, then working as medical officer, and Goldar as Director (medical), Delhi, had allegedly induced the supplier to pay Rs one crore as bribe for awarding a contract in Central Rate Contract (CRC) of ESIC for supply of medicine and dressings by engaging him an agent of a reputed manufacturer during the process of ensuring tender for CRC.


Source: with inputs
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