The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau of Himachal Pradesh has arrested director of well being providers Ajay Kumar Gupta in an alleged corruption case, following which the state authorities suspended him, officers stated on Thursday.
Ajay Gupta was arrested by the State Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (SV&ACB) late on Wednesday night time underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act, bureau superintendent of police (SP) Shalini Agnihotri stated.
He was arrested after a 43-second audio recording went viral by which he purportedly asks for a bribe of Rs 5 lakh, the officers stated.
Ajay Gupta has been positioned underneath suspension by the state authorities after his arrest, a senior official stated.
He was produced earlier than a court docket on Thursday. The court docket remanded him to five-day judicial custody.
Ajay Gupta was later admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical School (IGMC). Throughout his medical check-up, medical doctors on the hospital discovered his diabetes and blood stress ranges irregular, Ms Agnihotri instructed PTI.
Ms Agnihotri, who additionally heads the bureau’s Particular Investigative Unit (SIU), stated searches have been carried out at Ajay Gupta’s workplace and residence underneath her supervision and paperwork have been seized.