Lucknow: Probing the irregularities in Uttar Pradesh health department, a special investigating team has smelt a rat of another scam of Rs 500 crore.

Unearthing the scam, the investigating team is facing difficulty as documents have been doctored and data related to many cases is not fed in the computer.

The team has come across some important information related to the scam. They suspect that if all the documents are scanned, a scam of Rs 500 crore will crop up.

The staff members have one answer that all files got deleted. Apart from this, documents are also manipulated.

According to sources, without bills, payments have been made. One such case came into light where Rs 50 crore payments were made to a contractor without any work. The contractor is said to be close to person in ruling party. The team is probing the details.

JPN/Bureau