Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nursing scam: Key accused arrested at airport

The main accused in the multi-crore nursing recruitment scam Uthup M Varghese was arrested from Nedumbassery after he landed at the Cochin International Airport limited (Cial) on Wednesday.
He was intercepted by immigration department on arrival and later handed over to the CBI. He was produced before the CBI court at 3pm. The court remanded him in judicial custody till Thursday. The custody petition by CBI and bail petition by Uthup will be considered on Thursday. CBI filed a custody plea and a petition seeking permission for further investigation as the chargesheet against Uthup and other accused had been filed last month. The court maintained that the petition was unnecessary to carry out further investigation in the case.
The CBI petition filed before the court stated that: "Uthup M Varghese needs to be questioned to unearth the end use of money extorted from the nursing emigrants. Further, he needs to be questioned to trace the blank cheques and signed stamp papers extorted by him from the emigrants. For this purpose, further investigation under section 173(8) CrPC is essential in the case."
30/03/17 The Times Of India