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AIIMS Suspends Official Over Irregularities After NGO Flags Corruption

Janhit Abhiyan, an NGO had written to the director recently alleging Kumar of issuing supply orders to a company, named RD Enterprises, owned by his son, and demanded a probe.

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On Saturday, the AIIMS-Delhi administration suspended a senior stores officer after he was found of several irregularities were found in the purchase of medical goods.

In an order, issued March 10 by AIIMS Director M Srinivas, senior stores officer Rakesh Sharma was asked to remain in the New Delhi headquarters and not leave without obtaining prior permission from the competent authority. "A disciplinary proceeding is contemplated against Rakesh Sharma...therefore,...(he is placed) under suspension with immediate effect," the order said.

Sharma had been indicted in the past as well for irregular practices, sources revealed.

They alleged that irregularities have been observed in the purchase of medical goods for the general store of Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and there has been a corruption of around Rs 10 crore. 

Janhit Abhiyan, an NGO had written to the director recently alleging Kumar of issuing supply orders to a company, named RD Enterprises, owned by his son, and demanded a probe.

(With PTI inputs)

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