Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh’s son-in-law booked for fraud of Rs. 50 crore

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Chhattisgarh police booked former CM Raman Singh’s son-in-law on Friday for committing financial irregularities during his tenure as superintendent of state-run DKS hospital. Sources said, Puneet Gupta did a fraud of Rs. 50 crore during his tenure. He was once a government servant, and worked as superintendent during that period.

Praful Thakur, ASP Raipur said, “Kamal Kishore Sahare, incumbent Superintendent of DKS hospital filed a complaint against Gupta. He has been booked for forgery and cheating.”

In his complaint, Sahare alleged that during Gupta’s tenure as Superintendent, Gupta and others committed financial irregularities to the tune of Rs. 50 crore. Further, he added that this caused a huge loss to state exchequer.

The government had received a complaint pertaining to appointment against hospital’s rules. After the complaints, an enquiry committee was made. Later the committee found that Gupta 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 IPC, informed Praful Thakur. Further, he said that the names of others were not mentioned in the complaint and they are part of the investigation.

After the Congress government took charge last December, Gupta was shifted as an Officer on Special Duty in Raipur Medical College.

However, another case was filed against him by a Congress leader in connection with the alleged fixing of Antagarh assembly by-polls held in 2014, during the previous BJP regime.

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