Money-laundering probe against Patna Medical College former Superintendent;ED attaches property worth 3 crore
Patna: In a money-laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 3 crore against the former superintendent of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), the probe agency informed on Friday. This came after the authorities initiated a probe against the former superintendent who was serving in the institution from 2008 to 2010 and found that the superintendent along with the deputy superintendent and faculty head of PMCH purchased supplies at a much higher rate than prescribed by the government guidelines which resulted in a loss of government funds.
According to PTI, the ED alleged that "The then superintendent (O P Choudhary), the then deputy superintendent and the concerned faculty head of PMCH at that time and others in connivance with the suppliers had purchased medicines, chemicals reagents, machines and equipments at a higher rate and in much higher quantity than the required quantity which resulted in loss to the government exchequer." The agency had slapped criminal sections of the PMLA against Choudhary and others after studying a 2017 FIR of the special vigilance unit of Bihar on the matter.