Health dept viral audio row- DHS arrested by SIT

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21 May, 2020

The Vigilance and anti corruption Bureau of Himachal Pradesh has arrested Dr Ajay Gupta DHS last night. Reportedly he was questioned for 4-5 hours by the team, wherein he gave evasive and misleading replies, and showed selective amnesia in recalling events in the past couple of days, hereafter the arrest was made. He has been arrested on allegations of Bribery, informed Anurag Garg, ADG Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau. 

After the arrest he was taken to IGMC as a routine practice where he was admitted being a patient of diabetes and BP. Investigation by SIU in progress, added ADG.

Yesterday evening a audio pertaining to state health department was reported, in which certain dubious transactions were mentioned. Though as reported, it was not clear from the audio recording that which transactions were being mentioned. But since the matter came to light in a time when health department is making lot purchases to fight the virus, so understanding the seriousness Additional Chief secretary RD Dhiman ordered a vigilance inquiry into the matter. 

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