Doctor Dinesh remanded to Police custody for two days

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IMPHAL: Dr M Dinesh Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Central Medical Store, Directorate of Health Services who is also the State Nodal Officer, State Health Society, NHM Manipur, has been remanded to police custody for two days for further investigation.

He was arrested by State Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Police on Tuesday in connection with the procurement of sub standard medical protective gears issue

 Dr M Dinesh Singh was produced before the court of special judge (PC Act) Imphal west RK Memcha Devi today.

While producing him before the court, counsel of the accused pleaded the court to grant bail citing that the doctor was not involved in the case.

According to SP Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, during the investigation it has been revealed that Dr M Dinesh Singh played a key role in the procurement of medical protective gears without issuing supply orders from various firms including N 95 masks allocated to District Hospital, Churachandpur which were suspected to be of sub-standard quality.

On the other hand, the court has granted anticipatory bail for Dr K Rajo, Director Health Services Manipur.

The Court granted the bail till July 16. During the bail period, the director should cooperate with the investigating officer and he should not leave the state without prior permission from the competent authority.

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