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UP Minister tries to abduct Chief Medical Officer

Oct 10, 2012 06:50 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: In a bizarre case of kidnapping which shows why hooliganism is still a major challenge in Uttar Pradesh, a Samajwadi Party Minister allegedly abducted the Chief Medical Officer of Gonda in an attempt to force his friends’ names into the list of contractual doctors under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Sources say when the CMO told the minister Vinod Kumar Singh alias Pandit Singh, that the appointment process was computerised, he abducted the CMO and his clerks as well.

While the kidnapping attempt failed as the CMO managed to flee and contacted the authorities for help, Singh now claims that no such kidnapping took place. “Allegations leveled are false. This is a conspiracy. There was no kidnapping,” he said.