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Sachin Pilot calls allegations against him in ambulance scam ‘vendetta’ by Raje government

New Delhi: The CBI has registered a case against former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot, Karthi Chidambaram. This is pertaining to an alleged ambulance scam under the NRHM scheme in Rajasthan between 2010-2013.

CBI on Friday carried out searches at the office of the firm Ziqitza Health Care in Jaipur and Mumbai against which a case has been registered.

Sachin Pilot has called the probe vendetta politics by Vasundahara Raje government. “This action by the CBI is on the prodding of the Raje government and is nothing but a meek, vendetta driven malicious prosecution. They had been investigating this matter for the past few years and haven’t been able to make any headway. It’s time the Raje government stopped going after political opponents and adopted a moral stand,” he said.

FIR no. 256/2014 was registered at Ashok Nagar Police station in Jaipur after BJP government was formed in 2014 on the complaint of Jaipur Mayor Pankaj Joshi on July 31, 2014.

“The FIR was registered against the then Directors of the private firm at Mumbai/Jaipur and others including public servants under section 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 468, 471 and 120-B of IPC on the allegations of irregularities in the award of tender in favour of the said firm by deliberately inserting technical specifications and irregularities in the implementation of the project which included excess bills claimed by said firm and paid to them,” CBI spokesperson said.


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