Ex CM Raman Singh’s son-in-law booked for Rs 50 crore scam

Congress governments formed in states like Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, after a gap of 15 years seems to be exposing corrupt practices of previous BJP regimes. In Chhattisgarh, the son-in-law of three-term BJP chief minister Raman Singh was charged for allegedly committing financial irregularities of Rs. 50 crore during his tenure as the superintendent of a state government hospital in Raipur.

Singh’s son-in-law Puneet Gupta, who was in the government service, once worked as the superintendent of the state-run DKS Hospital in Raipur. Gupta was charged for forgery and cheating based on a complaint by incumbent superintendent of DKS Post Graduate Institute and Research Centre Raipur (or DKS Hospital), Kamal Kishore Sahare, at the Golebazar police station.

According to police sources, in his complaint, Kishore Sahare alleged that during his tenure as the superintendent of the centre, Puneet 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.

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