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Nod to try ex-ministers

New Delhi, Nov. 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation today got the Centre’s sanction to prosecute three former Union ministers in housing and medical scams.

The agency will now file chargesheets against former Union ministers Sheila Kaul, P.K. Thungan and Rashid Masood.

While Kaul and then minister of state Thungan were booked by the CBI for their alleged involvement in arbitrary allotment of shops and stalls, Masood’s name had figured in a medical quota scandal.

Kaul and Thungan had allegedly granted shops without calling for competitive bids from the general public.

According to the FIR filed in the late 1990s, Masood, a minister of state in the V.P. Singh government, had allegedly conspired with the then resident commissioner of Assam posted in Delhi, to create bogus addresses of students.

The former minister had allegedly released the quota to “some other students” by creating fictitious addresses in the Northeast.

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