Rajasthan: CBI files charge sheet in 108 ambulance scam
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- Cost sheet mentions high officers of the corporate as soon as lauded for ambulance service
- It hasn’t talked about Congress leaders who’re stated to be suspects within the rip-off
- The rip-off could have political ramifications in Rajasthan with elections approaching
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed first cost sheet in 108 ambulance rip-off. It was filed towards Director in addition to then CEO of M/S Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd, Mumbai. An worker of the corporate has additionally been cost sheeted.
Ziqitza, as soon as lauded for introducing 108 ambulance companies in India, quickly received mired in a sequence of scams that embrace tailored bid paperwork to facilitate the award of contracts, joint ventures with companies primarily based overseas with out taking important approvals, twisting contracts after these had been signed in to take exaggerated funds.
Plenty of Congress leaders and their kids are linked with the corporate.
Sources say that suspects, which embrace former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and Karti Chidambaram haven’t been identify within the cost sheet
Congress chief Sachin Pilot has maintained that he had resigned as director of the corporate a lot earlier than it was given contract in Rajasthan. He stated that he didn’t take any cash or amenities throughout the few months he was director of the corporate. He has additionally written to CBI to conclude the investigations as shortly as doable.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) can also be probing the case and has connected firm’s property in Rajasthan price Rs 12 crore final 12 months.
With meeting elections in Rajasthan approaching, the case could properly have political ramifications for these concerned.
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