The CBI today raided the residence of former Jharkhand health minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi in Garhwa and arrested a retired IAS officer in Ranchi in connection with a medicine scam, which surfaced in 2009. Siyaram Prasad Sinha, who was the health secretary when Sahi was the department minister, was produced before a special CBI court of N N Singh, which sent him to 14 days judicial custody.
The CBI had filed an FIR against Sinha in 2009 in connection with alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 115 crore sanctioned under the National Rural Health Mission.
A four-member team led by CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police B K Singh raided Sahi’s residence at Bhavanathpur in Garhwa around 8 am.
Sahi, who was in the Madhu Koda cabinet between 2006-08, was not present when the raid took place, according to CBI sources.