Ranchi: Accused of involvement in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, former State Health Minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi has surrendered in a CBI court on Saturday. He surrendered before Justice NN Singh in a special CBI court.

He has been sent to jail under a judicial custody till 12 August.

The surrender came in wake of the fear of court’s order to CBI to attach his property if he fails to surrender by Monday. Bhanu was absconding after a note to this order was pasted outside his house.

The court has ordered attachment of property of Bhanu and suspended IAS Dr. Pradeep Kumar in the connection to the medical scam.

Bhanu has been accused of taking bribe of Rs 14 lakh in scam worth Rs 130 crore scam.

After surrendering, Bhanu requested the court for his medical treatment complaining of some restlessness. The court has ordered to take necessary steps for his medical check-ups.

“I am innocent and victim of severe conspiracy”, said Bhanu

Bhanu is in special division ward of Birsa Central Jail. The jail has total eight division in three of which former Ministers Ennos Ekka, Harinarayan Rai and MLA Sawana Lakda are kept.

They are in judicial custody in connection with holding property more than income.

(JPN/Bureau)