The South Asian Times

18 October 2018 19:14 PM

UP health scam: Kushwaha arrested as polling ends

New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday arrested former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore-rupee National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, officials here said.

Kushwaha, who had recently quit his Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and crossed over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was arrested after day-long interrogation, said a CBI official, adding that he will be presented in court Sunday.

CBI, which is investigating the scam, had called Kushwaha Saturday morning for questioning.

According to agency sources, Kushwaha was arrested after he failed to give satisfactory answers.

Update: 04 March, 2012