Police charged Gupta on March 16 for alleged “financial irregularities worth Rs 50 crore” and booked him under clauses of criminal conspiracy, forgery and cheating.
A three-member probe panel of senior government officials, looking into financial irregularities at the Dau Kalyan Singh (DKS) government super speciality hospital in Raipur, has submitted a report alleging expenditure worth crores without official approvals, overspending, and the submission of false audit reports.
It is based on this 18-page report that Chhattisgarh Police last week registered an FIR against Dr Puneet Gupta, son-in-law of BJP leader and former three-time Chief Minister Raman Singh. Gupta served as Superintendent of DKS hospital from January 2016 to January 2019, when he was shifted out by the Congress government — he later resigned from government service.
Police charged Gupta on March 16 for alleged “financial irregularities worth Rs 50 crore” and booked him under clauses of criminal conspiracy, forgery and cheating. The charges are based on a police complaint, filed by the new DKS Superintendent, Dr K K Sahare, who cited the report submitted by the committee set up by the Chhattisgarh government.
Sahare’s complaint cites the probe report in detail and states that it was submitted by the committee on March 8 after conducting an inquiry and speaking to those involved in the tender process at the hospital. “… the former superintendent Dr Puneet Gupta misused his position, used his reach to commit fraud worth 50 crore of public money, forged documents and made a fake audit report, to benefit himself and some others violated government rules and appointed unqualified people, and hid financial evidence,” the complaint states.