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Raj ambulance scam: CBI court issues warrant against ex-Union minister's son, 2 others

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A special court here has issued bailable warrants against Ravi Krishna, of of ex-Union Ravi, and two others in connection with alleged corruption in the running in

The CBI had named Krishna, Mumbai-based company's and employee and the Ziqitza Health Care as accused in the charge sheet filed on June 4, the officials had said.

"The has now summoned all the named accused and the company through its to face trial by way of bailable warrants taking cognisance of the charge sheet against the accused.

"All the accused have been directed to appear before the court on August 23," Jogender Singh Rajawat, for BJP and Jaipur Pankaj Joshi, who had filed the initial complaint, had said yesterday.

It is alleged in the FIR that ambulance service with telephone number was set up by the previous The service was provided by EMR company.

When the returned to power, a complaint was filed with the and the asked the CBI to take over the probe.

The case was registered by the on the basis of allegations levelled by some politicians. The case was taken over later by the CBI.

The complainant had alleged that when the came to power, they found various "irregularities" in the services and recommended calling fresh tenders for it.

CBI sources had said it is alleged the terms of tenders were tweaked in such a way (making it mandatory for the ambulances to have among others) that it favoured making it the sole bidder.

They said it is alleged that 450 such ambulances were put in service for 35 districts.

The FIR registered by the had named former chief and alleged directors of the company, Sachin Pilot, (son of former Union P Chidambaram), Ravi Krishna, Ziqitza Health Care, Mangal, the then of the state, Duru Mirza, and the of the

However, the charge sheet filed after three years of investigation does not name Gehlot, Pilot, Chidambaram or Mirza as accused.

The (ED) had also registered a money laundering case against the directors of Ziqitza and raided the company's offices. On April 3, 2017, the ED attached the properties of Ziqitza and its directors under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act-2002.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 15:10 IST