Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh’s Director Health Services Ajay Gupta was arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on bribery charges, officials said on Thursday.
His arrest on Wednesday night came following surfacing of an audio in which he was purportedly heard seeking a bribe of Rs 5 lakh.
Gupta was summoned by the Vigilance Bureau to its headquarters here for questioning and was later arrested.
“Ajay Gupta was arrested late Wednesday night after hours of questioning where he gave evasive and misleading replies, and showed selective amnesia in recalling events in the past couple of days,” an official told the media.
“After arrest, he was taken to IGMCH (Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital) for examination where he was admitted as a patient of diabetes and blood pressure,” said the official.