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Ex-CM Raman Singh's son-in-law booked for Rs 50 cr fraud

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

The of former was Friday booked for allegedly committing financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 50 crore during his tenure as the of a state government hospital here, police said.

Singh's Puneet Gupta, who was in the government service, once worked as the of the state-run here.

Gupta was booked for forgery and cheating based on a complaint by of and Research Centre Raipur (or DKS Hospital), Kamal Kishore Sahare, at the station, Raipur of Police told

In his complaint, Sahare alleged that during his tenure as the superintendent of the centre, Gupta and others had committed financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 50 crore and caused a huge loss to the state exchequer, he said.

The government had received complaints pertaining to appointment against rules in the hospital, following which an inquiry committee was constituted, Thakur said, quoting the complaint.

Later, the committee submitted its findings to the government, which revealed Gupta had allegedly misused his position and committed fraud of Rs 50 crore, the complaint said.

Gupta and others were booked under section 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, Thakur said, adding that further investigation was underway.

The names of other accused were not mentioned in the complaint and they are part of the investigation, he added.

Gupta was shifted as the on special duty in the after the government took charge in December last.

Last month, he had resigned from the service after a case was registered against him by a in connection with the alleged fixing of the the Antagarh assembly bypoll held in 2014 during the previous BJP regime.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:50 IST