New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested three people - two of them Friday - in a multi-crore scam related to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in Uttar Pradesh. 'We arrested Abhay Kumar Vajpayee, the former UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) managing director, Thursday night; and then S.P. Ram, former director general, family welfare, and Sourav Jain, owner of a private firm, Friday morning,' a CBI official told.

The arrests came a day after the agency carried out inter-state searches at about 60 locations, including the residence of former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and his associates, in an effort to unravel the NRHM scam.

(Agencies)