Shimla, Jun 7
Forensic examination reveals about three more audio clippings. The State Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau investigation indicates more testimonies regarding audio clip row involving Rs five lakh bribe case.
Vigilance Special Investigation unit revealed that fresh arrest of accused number two Prithvi Singh allegedly discussing about Rs five lakh bribe with Director Health Services Ajay Gupta was done after Forensic Science Lab’s examination of voice samples mobile record audio clippings.
Forensic examination of the mobile phones seized during the investigation of the case revealed at least three more audio recordings between the agent of Bioaide Corporation and the DHS relating to supply of PPE kits.
These conversations revealed that while the agent was ready to deliver Rs 3 lacs in his possession to the DHS, the DHS was insisting upon him to arrange at least Rs 2 lacs more.
The agent was also seeking one more supply order of PPE kits from the the DHS before the issue of tender so that both could make gains out of it. No supply order could however be issued as it was decided in the Government that future COVID related purchases would only be made through tenders.
The agent was interrogated at length about the new revelations yesterday but he remained non co operative so he was put under arrest late in the evening on Saturday.
On Sunday accused agent was produced before the court of special judge, forest, Shimla who grant his police custody for five days upto June 11 at the request of bureau. Now Investigation in the case is in progress.