Shimla May 21 (QNN)
The Himachal Pradesh state Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau had arrested Dr Ajay Gupta DHS Director Health Services Arrested for alleged corruption late night on May 20. He was reportedly questioned for over five hours by the vigilance team. The sources revealed that the director had responded with evasive and misleading replies after his arrest. It was learnt that director health was arrested on allegations of Bribery and corruption. He was taken to Indira Gandhi medical College and hospital after the arrest for medical checkup.
The arrest of top brass of Health Department could also land many high ups in hot waters. Notably, Ravinder Ravi Former Minister of BJP had attracted the attention of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur about the corruption in health department. Pertinently, the health minister of the state had relinquished his charge a few months ago and the position was still lying vacant.
The alleged Viral Audio that led to arrest of Health Director
Anurag Garg, ADG Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau said that taking a person for medical checkup was as a routine practice. He was admitted at IGMC since he was diabetic and had blood pressure issues.
Significantly, an audio pertaining to state health department was reportedly sounded in rounds social media, mentioning certain dubious transactions. Although it was not clear from the audio recording that which transactions were being mentioned. But as it came to fore when health department was making bulky purchases to fight pandemic, hence taking serious cognizance RD Dhiman Additional Chief secretary (Health) ordered a vigilance inquiry into the matter.