Sanjay Raut’s Aide Played Key Role In Mumbai Covid Centre Scam: Probe Agency

Mr Patkar managed to gather prior information about the tender proces, probe agency ED said.


 Businessman Sujit Patkar, reportedly a close aide of Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, played a “key role” in the allotment of a civic contract to his partnership firm for running jumbo COVID-19 centres in Mumbai, the Enforcement Directorate said in its chargesheet.

As per the ED, Mr Patkar managed to gather prior information about the tender process for these centres due to his “proximity with politically exposed person” and of the total proceeds of crime of Rs 32.44 crore, an amount of Rs 2.81 crore was diverted into his personal bank account.

Besides Mr Patkar, the other accused named in the chargesheet include the firm Lifeline Hospital Management Services, its three partners and Dahisar jumbo Covid Centre dean Dr Kishore Bisure.

Mr Patkar and Mr Bisure were arrested under Prevention of Money Laundering Act provisions by the ED and are currently in judicial custody.

As per the ED chargesheet, Mr Patkar, one of the major partners of Lifeline Hospital Management Services with 30 per cent share, invested only Rs 12,500 at the time of incorporation of the firm.

Mr Patkar indulged himself in criminal activities and hatched a conspiracy in connivance with other accused partners and officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and managed to obtain a tender/contract, the chargesheet said.

He managed to gather prior information about the tender process due to his proximity with “politically exposed person” and then he as well as his partners set up the firm to obtain the tender issued by civic authorities, the chargesheet stated.

“Patkar used to liaison with BMC officials and played a key role in the process of allotment of contract of manpower supply to Jumbo Covid facility at Dahisar and Worli to Lifeline Management Services,” it stated.

The ED’s chargesheet further said the accused partners, for undue personal financial gains, made a plan to under deploy medical staff in Dahisar and Worli Jumbo Covid facilities.

In pursuance of their plan, they gave instructions to their staff members deployed at the aforesaid Jumbo Covid Centres to create forged attendance records in line with the EOI (expression of interest) issued by the civic body.

As per the plan, there was huge under-deployment of medical staff, which had put the lives of the COVID-19 patients at risk, the chargesheet said.

It claimed the accused had submitted fake and fabricated attendance sheets and related records for Dahisar Jumbo Covid facility, whereas, with regard to the Worli centre, invoices were submitted to the civic body without any attendance data and staff records.

Mr Patkar, in connivance with other partners, intentionally did not reveal the cancellation of contract by Pune Municipal Region Development Authority, which had specified the firm’s lacunas and had also issued advisory not to give any further works to Lifeline Hospital Management Services in view of larger public interest, the ED chargesheet pointed out.

Obtaining payments to the tune of Rs 32.44 crore from the civic body as part of this contract created proceeds of crime, it said.

Of this PoC, an amount of Rs 2.81 crore was diverted in the personal bank account of Patkar between November 2020 and October 2022, the chargesheet further said.

This amount was mostly utilized in repayment of his personal (property and vehicle) loans and other expenses by projecting them as untainted funds, the chargesheet added.

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Sanjay Mishra says being a topper at National School of Drama does not help in making it in the movies: ‘It was by chance’

Sanjay Mishra first gained fame when he appeared in television shows like Chanakya and Office Office but over the years the actor has made a name for himself by appearing in hardcore masala films, as well as independently shouldering films which aren’t seen as mainstream. Sanjay was a topper at the National School of Drama but in a recent interview, the actor said that being a topper did not necessarily help in his movie career.

The actor, who has been quite vocal about the drawbacks of the formal education system, said that it was just by chance that he happened to be the topper of his batch. “I think it was by chance that maybe my interview went well, or maybe something else happened that I became the topper. It had nothing to do with anything else,” he told Bollywood Hungama.

Sanjay Mishra said that he was never a fan of learning formally so when he got his admission in NSD, he wasn’t very keen on attending it. “I was crying when I went to drama school. My parents said that you must go since you have got the admission, that’s why I went,” he recalled and added, “My entire focus was to find a loophole so I don’t have to be a part of the education system.”

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Even after finishing his education at NSD, Sanjay did many jobs that weren’t directly related to acting. The actor said that he was a portfolio photographer at one point so he could earn his living. He shared that he shot the initial portfolios of other actors like Manoj Pahwa and Piyush Mishra, who were also starting out at that point.

The actor shared that when he shot the portfolio of Manoj, the actor didn’t have much money to pay him so he paid him by giving him a fridge. He shared that he later gave that fridge to Saurabh Shukla.

Sanjay Mishra will next be seen in the film titled Guthlee.

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Ananya Panday, Suhana Khan, Shanaya Kapoor ‘go crazy’ at NMACC art exhibition, Chunky Panday and Sanjay Kapoor join too

Childhood friends and actors Ananya Panday, Suhana Khan, and Shanaya Kapoor had a girls’ day out at an art exhibition at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai. They were joined by actors Chunky Panday and Sanjay Kapoor. (Also Read: Ananya Panday blushes as paparazzi spot her with rumoured boyfriend Aditya Roy Kapur in Mumbai. Watch)

Shanaya Kapoor, Ananya Panday, and Suhana Khan at NMACC

Ananya, Shanaya, Suhana at NMACC

Ananya took to Instagram on Sunday and shared a bunch of pictures from a colourful, eccentric art exhibition at NMACC. In the first picture, she’s seen clicking a selfie with Suhana and Shanaya. They’re all twinning in black – while Suhana is donning a gown, Ananya is seen in an all-black avatar with a black sleeveless top and black denim along with a brown belt. Shanaya pairs her black top with distressed blue denim pants.

Ananya is seen clicking selfies with Shanaya and with herself in other pictures of the carousel. She wrote in the caption, “Expect the unexpected (rainbow emoji) @nmacc.india (hearts in the eyes emojis).”

Shanaya also posted some more selfies on her Instagram. One of them was a selfie video with her and Ananya cat-walking near an art installation. Shanaya also posed with her father Sanjay in one of the pics she posted. She wrote in the caption, “Go crazy with your art” (hearts in the eyes emoji) best experience at @nmacc.india (red heart emoji) with the best people.” Ananya’s mother Bhavana Pandey commented red heart emojis on Shanaya’s post.

Sanjay, Chunky in a hilarious photo

Being the true sports they are, Chunky and Sanjay posed with smiles next to a sign that read, “Famous for no reason.” They even posted solo pictures with that sign on their respective Instagram handles. Shanaya and Maheep Kapoor, Sanjay’s wife, commented emojis on his post. He wrote in the caption, “Fun evening @nmacc.india , #spectacularplace.”

Chunky posted more pictures and selfies on his Instagram, along with a picture of the three girls at a spaghetti-themed art installation. He wrote in the caption, “Night at the Museum (hearts in eyes emoji) @nmacc.india,” referring to Ben Stiller’s popular fantasy comedy franchise.

Chunky was last seen in Farhad Samji’s Disney+ Hotstar comedy series Pop Kaun?. Sanjay appeared in an episode of Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Prime Video India show Made in Heaven Season 2. Ananya recently delivered a box-office hit in Raaj Shaandilyaa’s comedy Dream Girl 2, also starring Ayushmann Khurrana.

Suhana and Shanaya will soon make their acting debuts with Zoya’s Netflix India period campus caper The Archies and Mohanlal-starrer pan-India film Vrushabha.

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Sanjay Dutt`s cameo in SRK films a lucky charm for Indian cricket team?

Cinema and cricket are two things that can unite Indians and when the two combine they can attract millions of eyeballs. Film celebrities and cricketers enjoy a massive fan following in the country. A Twitter user recently made an interesting observation about a recurring event that connects Bollywood to the Indian men`s cricket team. 

A Twitter user with the handle name @hmmnly took to Twitter on Sunday evening and shared a post that showed how every time Sanjay Dutt made a cameo appearance in a Shah Rukh Khan=starrer, the Indian men`s cricket team lifted the World Cup trophy. 

“SRK+Sanju on Screen+ World Cup for India,” read the caption on the post. “Whenever sanju baba has done a cameo in SRK film India has won a world cup.. naacho,” wrote the user sharing the post. 

In the comment section, a Twiteerat observed that all the instances have happened in an odd year too. 

Sanjay Dutt made a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan`s 2007 film `Om Shanti Om` in the song `Dewaangi`. In the same year, the Indian team won the first T20 World Cup. 

Four years later, in 2011, Sanjay Dutt made a cameo in Khan`s film `Ra.One`. In the same year, India won the ODI World Cup after 28 years. 

Now, in 2023, Sanjay Dutt played a special role in Khan`s biggest film `Jawan`. The film directed by Atlee is on the path to becoming the highest-grossing film in Hindi cinema, a record that was made by SRK`s `Pathaan` earlier this year. Dutt played Khan`s aide in the film and had a fun role towards the end of the film. 

The ODI World Cup 2023 will commence on October 5 with India being the host country. The Indian team will face Australia in their first match of the ICC World Cup 2023. India will face Pakistan on October 14 in Ahmedabad. 

10 teams will battle for the trophy in ICC World Cup 2023. They are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, and Netherlands.

India has already named their squad for ICC World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma is the captain of the team and will lead the team for the first time in an ODI World Cup. Hardik Pandya has been named Sharma’s deputy.

‘Neither history nor present in new Parliament building’: After Congress, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut hits out

A day after Congress leader slammed the new Parliament building as “Modi Multiplex”, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut Sunday called it a “mega show.” “There is neither history nor the present in the new building,” he said.

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Raut added, “As Jairam Ramesh said, it is a Modi multiplex… On the first day itself, abuses were used in Parliament.”

Referring to remarks by Lok Sabha BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri against BSP leader Danish Ali in the special session of the Parliament in the new building, Raut said the dignity associated with the Parliament is finished. “The PM is quiet and even Union Home Minister Amit Shah is quiet. Have you made this a place for goons now?” he questioned.

Earlier on Saturday, Jairam Ramesh took to X and highlighted several shortcomings and deficiencies in the design and functionality of the new Parliament structure. He referred to it as ‘Modi Multiplex’ or ‘Modi Marriot’ and also expressed his disappointment at the decline in meaningful discussions and conversations, both within the two Houses and in the lobbies.

MP Raut also expressed displeasure about the lack of a lobby, corridors and a central hall in the new structure. “I’ve been in the Parliament for over 20 years and it felt like history walked with me in the old building. Today when I enter it, I don’t feel like I am entering a historical building,” he told news agency ANI.

PM Modi degree row: Ahmedabad Court refuses separate trials against Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh

An Ahmedabad magistrate court on Saturday rejected an application moved by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh seeking that the trials be conducted separately against the two AAP leaders over the criminal defamation allegations by Gujarat University (GU) in relation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree.

The application was tendered after the Additional Magistrate Court of SJ Panchal turned down requests by the AAP leaders’ lawyer Bhavuk Chauhan to adjourn the trial proceedings for the day.

Chauhan cited the AAP leaders’ pending petitions before the Gujarat High Court where they are seeking the quashing of summons issued by the Ahmedabad magistrate court on April 15.

Gujarat University, the complainant represented by advocate Amit Nair, registered a “strong objection” against adjournment, adding that “all witnesses are present here today, including the complainant”.

Following the objections, Additional Magistrate Panchal also said that he could not stay the matter any further.

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Arguing for separation of trial, it was submitted by the AAP leaders that the two accused — Kejriwal and Singh — made the defamatory statements as alleged by GU on separate days, that the content of the said defamatory statements was different for the two accused, that the said content was uploaded on different handles of X, formerly Twitter, and were posted on social media on different days.

Submitting that the complainant has not invoked IPC sections 34 and 120B, that is charges of common intent and criminal conspiracy, while filing their complaint under IPC section 500, this would then deserve two separate trials against the two accused, while adding that allegations against Kejriwal cannot be read against Singh and vice-versa.

Meanwhile, Nair, on behalf of the varsity, submitted that the complainant is the same, the evidence and witnesses are the same against the two accused, and “separating trial would cause enormous damage, would cause inconvenience to the witnesses.”

Leo New Poster: Vijay vs Sanjay Dutt. Keeping Calm Is Not An Option

Sanjay Dutt and Vijay in Leo. (courtesy: duttsanjay)

New Delhi:

The makers of Leo shared a brand new poster from the film and it is everything we had hoped for. It features Sanjay Dutt and Vijay in a face-off and a super intense one at that. The text on the poster reads, “Keep calm and face the devil” accompanied by the hashtags #LeoPosterFeast and #LeoHindiPoster. Besides the Hindi poster, the film’s Tamil and Telugu posters are also out and they feature Vijay posing solo. Leo will release in theatres on October 19. The film will mark Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj’s second collaboration after Master, which released in 2021.

Check out the poster of Leo here:

Earlier this week, Vijay shared the Tamil poster which featured him and the caption on it read, “Keep calm and prepare for battle.” Vijay wrote, “#LeoTamilPoster.” ICYMI, this is the one we are referring to:

Previously, Vijay shared the Telugu poster of the film. No caption needed.

The plot details of the movie have been kept under wraps. However, there are reports that the movie is part of the ‘Lokesh Cinematic Universe’, which also includes Karthi-led Kaithi and Vikramheadlined by film veteran Kamal Haasan.

Last year, Sanjay Dutt starred in the super hit KGF: Chapter 2co-starring Yash and Raveena Tandon. He also featured in Shamsherawith Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor. He also featured in another Yash Raj Films’ project – Prithviraj with Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood and Manushi Chhillar. In the recent years, Sanjay Dutt was seen in Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride Of India. He also starred in Mahesh Bhatt’s quiver 2co-starring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Pooja Bhatt. He was also seen in Torbaaz. The actor also featured in Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama Panipatco-starring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon. He was also a part of the National Award-winning film Toolsidar Junior.

Leo Hindi poster: Vijay and Sanjay Dutt in a fiery face off

Sanjay Dutt has shared the poster for his upcoming Tamil debut movie, Leo. The poster shows him with lead star Vijay, as the two go for each others’ throats. The film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and will be out on October 19. (Also read: Sanjay Dutt’s first look as Antony Das from Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Leo unveiled. Watch)

A new Leo poster is dropping almost everyday.

‘Keep calm and face the devil’

The new poster shows Vijay fuming with rage and holding Sanjay Dutt, who plays Antony Das, by his throat. Explosions go off in the background as flames occupy the rest of the poster. Sharing the poster, Sanjay wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “#LeoPosterFeast #LeoHindiPoster.”

Fans of the actor welcomed him to the Tamil film industry. “Can’t wait to see the epic face off sir! You look menacing,” wrote a person. “Most awaited FACE-OFF,” wrote another. A fan also noticed, “Hats off to you for controlling your laughter looking at Joseph’s reaction in poster while photoshoot sir.”

Sanjay was most recently seen in a special appearance in Jawan. He played a police officer in the film, led by Shah Rukh Khan and directed by Atlee.

About Leo

In Leo, Trisha is paired opposite Vijay after many years and also has a prominent role. The cast also includes Kollywood stars Keerthy Suresh, Arjun, Misha Ghoshal, Priya Anand, Mansoor Ali Khan, and Sanjay. It has been filmed across various locations in Kashmir and Chennai, and even the US. Post-production work is currently underway, with dubbing being the next step.

In a recent interaction at the SIIMA awards ceremony, Lokesh was asked about updates on Leo. He stated, “There’s a lot of work to be done for the film, which is why we haven’t provided updates. We’ve decided to release updates gradually. We had planned to release updates about the film 30 days before its release. So, the first update will be coming tomorrow (Monday).”

Leo is set to hit the theatres on October 19. The film is being produced by Lalit Kumar of Seven Screen Studio, with the music composed by Anirudh Ravichander, marking his third collaboration with Lokesh (after Master and Vikram) and his third with Vijay (after Kaththi and Master). Leo has cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing by Philomin Raj.


Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Amethi closed down, Congress accuses BJP of vendetta

After the UP Health Department suspended the licence of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Amethi following the death of a 22-year-old woman in a case of alleged medical negligence, the Congress Wednesday accused the BJP government in the state of carrying out “political vendetta” by “targeting” the hospital, run by a Trust whose chairperson is Sonia Gandhi.

While the hospital authorities said they would move the court against the suspension of licence, the Congress said they would launch a movement against the government’s decision.

The 100-bed Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, whose foundation stone was laid by ex-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1982, has been in operation in Munshiganj of Amethi since 1989.

On Sunday, police registered a case of death by medical negligence against four employees of the hospital, including its chief executive officer, over the death of a 22-year-old woman.

The woman was admitted to the hospital on September 14 morning after she complained of a stomach ache. As her condition worsened before undergoing gallbladder surgery, she was referred to a private hospital in Lucknow where she died on September 16. The family of the woman alleged that she died because of an anaesthesia overdose at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and an FIR was registered on September 17.

Taking cognizance of the incident, district health officials also ordered a probe and constituted a three-member team, led by Additional Chief Medical Officer. On September 18, the hospital’s licence was suspended by district health officials, citing prima facie evidence of medical negligence.

“We are going to appeal against the decision in the court. We were asked for an explanation about the September 14 incident by the officials and were given three months’ time, but orders were issued to suspend the licence of the hospital in the next 24 hours. We are not denying the incident and there can be an inquiry into it. An FIR has already been lodged,” Wing Commander (retd) Manoj Muttu, the administer of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust, told The Indian Express.

“My submission as the representative of the Trust is that it is possible (of such an incident) even in government hospitals. But to close down the entire hospital with 450 staff, 600 nursing students, 200 paramedic students, without giving an opportunity to explain is justified under what rule? Therefore, we are going to make an appeal,” Muttu said.

Chief Medical Officer (Amethi) Anshuman Singh said that while the hospital was served a notice seeking an explanation in three months, the decision to suspend the licence was taken after prima facie evidence of laxity was found in the preliminary inquiry.

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“Such incidents happen, but not only did they not conduct prior medical tests… but even after diagnosing the problem of the patient, they kept her for another 10-12 hours before referring her to another hospital leading to her death. Our inquiry found that doctors as well as the administration were guilty of negligence and recommended the cancellation of the hospital’s licence. If they are not satisfied, then further inquiry can be conducted by a bigger team,” Dr Anshuman Singh told The Indian Express.

Meanwhile, Congress leader KL Sharma said criticised the government’s decision. “While the law would do its work, the way the hospital was closed down is not right. The one who is guilty should be punished and not the entire organisation. The hospital has been serving the people of Amethi for decades and now a lock has been put on it. The hospital is not of the Congress, it caters to all,” Sharma said.

District Congress leaders also submitted a memorandum to the district administration against the decision.

Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi came together for an ad; sources reveal why Munna Bhai 3 may never happen

Fans have been for long waiting for a third instalment in the Munna Bhai franchise, and each time actors Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi are spotted together, it only adds to the speculation that something might be happening soon. Similar conversations started once again, when Dutt and Warsi, dressed as their characters Munna and Circuit, were spotted recently, and social media was abuzz that Munna Bhai 3 is finally happening after 17 years. What made the speculation even stronger was the presence of director Rajkummar Hirrani on the set, that looked like a hospital.

Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi shot for an advertisement recently.

However, as it turns out, the trio had come together for an ad shoot, and not their much awaited sequel. “There is no film in the making. They shot for a commercial for a hospital, and the BTS video was released online, which started the rumours,” confirms a source.

That being said, many industry insiders feel that Munna Bhai 3 may never happen. Elaborating on the reason, another source tells us, “There are very less chances of the third film happening now because of the fallout between Rajkummar Hirani and (producer) Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It has been several years since they parted ways following the #MeToo allegations against Hirani. In fact, there was a film with a working title Munna Bhai Chale America, but that was soon shelved without any reason. The script was finalised and the pre-production had also started, but it could not happen.”

Furthermore, sources share that the studios also got involved in the matter following the allegations and had pulled out their support. A source from Star World had shared with a publication that ‘it was decided that Fox Studios would pull the plug on Munna Bhai 3 if Hirani was found guilty. The studio stands in solidarity with the survivor.’

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Viral: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi Dressed As Munna Bhai And Circuit Spotted With Director Rajkumar Hirani

Sanjay – Arshad And Rajkumar Hirani in a shot from the video. (Courtesy: Khiladifan99)

Mumbai (Maharashtra):

Fans have been eagerly waiting to see the iconic duo Munna Bhai and Circuit back on the big screen together. A recent viral video has raised speculations among fans that the trio Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi and Director Rajkumar Hirani are all set to reunite for Munna Bhai 3. In the viral video, Sanjay is seen in the company of Rajkumar Hirani. A few moments later Arshad, dressed as as his character Circuit from the ‘Munna Bhai’ franchise is seen exiting the same building and enveloping Sanjay in a warm hug.

The video went viral on social media and since then fans have been speculating on what’s brewing. An official announcement of Munna Bhai 3 from the makers is still awaited.

Sanjay and Arshad have portrayed the iconic characters Munna Bhai and Circuit in the films Munna Bhai 3and Keep it up Munna Bhai which became immensely popular among the fans.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt, will be next seen in a sci-fi horror comedy film The Virgin Tree which also stars Sunny Singh, Mouni Roy, and Palak Tiwari in the lead roles. Apart from that, he also has Welcome To The Jungle alongside Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Disha Patani in his kitty. Welcome To The Jungle is all set to hit the theatres on December 20, 2024. Arshad Warsi is also a part of Welcome To The Jungle.

Talking about Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming project, his next is Dunkwhich stars Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles.

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Sanjay Raut’s Aide Sujit Patkar Charged In COVID-19 Centres Scam

Sujit Patkar and another accused had been arrested on July 19 by ED.

New Delhi:

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a chargesheet against businessman Sujit Patkar, an associate of Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut, in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the jumbo COVID-19 treatment centres in Mumbai.

The chargesheet was submitted before the court’s registry and it will come up before the special judge for cases under the Prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA) after scrutiny of papers.

Sujit Patkar and another accused Kishore Bisure had been arrested by the ED on July 19 and they are currently in judicial custody.

While the contents of the chargesheet are not available yet, a lawyer linked to the case said the agency has named the arrested duo as accused.

Sujit Patkar is accused of fraudulently bagging contracts from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for setting up or managing COVID-19 field hospitals – called ‘jumbo centres’ – in the city during the pandemic. Bisure was the dean of a jumbo centre at Dahisar.

The ED has claimed that Lifeline Hospital Management Services, a partnership firm of Sujit Patkar, and three others received Rs 31.84 crore from the BMC for the supply of medical personnel to COVID-19 centres.

The firm, established in June 2020, was granted the contract despite not having any experience of providing medical personnel or services.

During the remand hearing, following the duo’s arrest, the probe agency had told the court that Patkar had received a substantial amount of proceeds of crime from Lifeline Management Services in his personal bank account.

It is further revealed that he played a crucial role in criminal activities and hatching conspiracy in connivance with other partners of Lifeline Management Services and officials of BMC, for obtaining tender of BMC to firm for supplying medical staff to Jumbo COVID Centres, the ED had told court.

The probe agency said that Patkar’s custodial interrogation has revealed that he directed staff of his firm to carry out manipulation of attendance sheets at Jumbo COVID Centres and fraudulently raised bills to the civic body.

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