Delhi’s Health Min under CBI scanner for irregularities in hiring of security agenciesSingh, who currently serves as a Mission Director in the ministry, is accused of forgery to the tune of Rs 10 crore and causing undue benefit to a private company.
The CBI today carried out searches at the residence and office of former Delhi Health Secretary Tarun Seem, who is considered close to CM Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain.
The raids were conducted in connection with alleged irregularities in hiring three private firms for security of city government hospitals.
Official sources said that team had gone to Seem's office to collect documents related to the contract for appointing security agency as there are clear violations.
A case of corruption has been registered against Seem, a 1992-batch IRS officer, security firms--Knightwatch, Innovision and SIS India--and other unidentified persons.
It is alleged that irregularities were committed in the engagement of the three private security agencies for augmenting security in the emergency area of the hospitals of Delhi Government, CBI sources said.
The CBI has alleged that the total cost of work was approx Rs 10.50 crore and huge loss was caused to the exchequer.
"Searches are being conducted today at the office & residential premises of accused at Delhi and NCR," a CBI official said.
Seem was earlier appointed health secretary by AAP government but that decision was overturned by then LG Najeeb Jung as post of secretary is meant for post IAS officers. Later, Seem was appointed Director of health services by the city government.