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NRHM scam: Kushwaha, 9 others' custody extended

June 20, 2012 00:32 IST

A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Tuesday extended till June 26 the judicial custody of former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and nine others in a case related to the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission scam in the state.

Special CBI judge A K Singh, on Tuesday sent Kushwaha, who is lodged in Dasna Jail, and nine others, including former Member of Legislative Assembly R P Jaiswal, Naresh Grover, R K Singh, P K Jain and B N Shrivastva, to judiacial custody till June 26.

Kushwaha was arrested on March 3 in connection with the scam which relates to alleged swindling of over Rs 10,000 crore central funds allocated to the state under the mission.

Kushwaha is accused of abusing his official position to favour private companies while allotting contract for upgradation of 134 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh under NRHM.

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