Ghaziabad: Former Uttar Pradesh Family Welfare Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and nine other accused in the multi-crore rupee National Rural Health Mission scam in the state were on Wednesday produced before a special CBI court.

Kushwaha, along with nine others, including former Member of Legislative Assembly R P Jaiswal, Naresh Grover, R K Singh, P K Jain and B N Shrivastva, were produced before Special CBI judge S Lal amid tight security.

Court has fixed January 31 as the next date for hearing in the case. Former Superintendent of Pyarelal Sharma Hospital, in Meerut, Dr R S Rathore's statement was recorded.

Kushwaha was arrested on March 3 in connection with the scam which relates to alleged swindling of over Rs 10,000 crore central funds allocated to the state under the mission. Kushwaha is accused of abusing his official position to favour private  companies while allotting contract for upgradation of 134 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh under NRHM.


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