The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the supply of 515 "first referral unit" kits and 2,050 "intra-uterine" device kids worth Rs 31.59 crore under the NRHM in 2009-10.
The CBI had earlier charge-sheeted the then family welfare minister, Kushwaha, and then principal secretary of the department Pradeep Shukla for their alleged involvement in the irregularities.
Shukla and Kushwaha, through their counsel, today moved an application before the court seeking exemption from personal appearance.
The court gave relief to Shukla and issued a non- bailable warrant against Kushwaha as he had been giving a miss to the hearings for long, Singh said.
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