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Surgical gloves scam:2 senior doctors sent to judicial custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

D S Rao, 52, Incharge of the Central Procurement Agency, and Sarvesh Bhattacharjee, 61, Director, Health Services have been remanded in 14-day judicial custody till May 21 by Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

The duo were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch of Police on May 7, nearly four months after an FIR was registered against them on charges of cheating and corruption.

The two doctors are accused of favouring MRK Healthcare of Mumbai in bulk purchase of surgical gloves at an exorbitant cost.

The duo have been accused of favouring the Mumbai firm by giving it the contract to supply surgical gloves for two years from April, 2010, through one of its authorised distributors M/s Pharmatek (India) at a cost of Rs 6.49 per pair.

The FIR says that while giving the gloves supply contract to the Mumbai firm, the duo did not even insist on securing the full performance security deposit of Rs 18 lakh from it and allowed it to make a deposit of just Rs 3 lakh. (more)

First Published: Tue, May 08 2012. 18:05 IST