NRHM Scam: ED Gets Rs 196 Crore From Babu Kushwaha

Central Bureau of Investigation has requested that BSP Chief Mayawati to join enquiry into multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday appended resources worth Rs 196 crore fitting in with Mayawati’s close associate Babu Singh Kushwaha for the case. ED affirmed that During Mayawati government, the UP health minister Kushwaha had helped numerous private firms in gear contracts for the health scheme. The scam occurred amid Mayawati’s regime somewhere around 2007 and 2012.


ED has filed a criminal case in this scam in 2012 in Lucknow in the wake of taking insight of the FIRs records by CBI into the Rs 10,000 crore NRHM scam. The ED had enrolled an aggregate of 14 separate cases against Kushwaha and others to investigate the claimed financial deformity in the NRHM project and it has prior connected resources worth Rs 60 crore of Kushwaha. The agency detective had before questioned Kushwaha for this case along with numerous other accused.

The appended resources incorporate different portable and stable assets for in the name of Kushwaha. A measure of Rs 7. 12 crore have been used as book quality buy of different properties in the name of organizations, firms and people related with the former minister and his partners. The present business sector estimation of these assets is Rs 196 pretty nearly quoted ED in an order. The attachments have been made under ‘Prevention of Money Laundering Act’.

Kushwaha was arrested on March 3, 2012 by CBI is as yet moping in prison. Kushwaha has as of late moved the summit court looking for bail, which was rejected on February 13. Meanwhile sources in CBI said that they have asked the previous UP Chief Minister to join the probe into the scam this week. But she alleged that it was an endeavor to unsettle me and my party workers ahead of Bihar assembly polls.