HC chides TS Govt for inaction against food contractor of Niloufer Hospital

Hyderabad(Hyd): Issuing an order on Wed., over supplying diet meal to kids & mothers in Niloufer Hospital (3), the Telangana (TL) High Court(H.C) gave 3 weeks’ time to the govt to take (2) action over meal contractor Koduri Suresh Babu.

A bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan & Justice B Vijaysen Reddy, awhile hearing a petition registered by P Bhagavanth Rao over the contractor inquired the govt to take (2) immediate over the erring meal contractor & inform him before taking action.

During this hearing, advocate gen. BS Prasad confessed that Suresh had indulged in tampering of invoices & said double the money in a fraudulent way. As per him, the probe officials have identified multiple malfunctions dedicated by this contractor who said excess funds by furnishing tampered invoices.

The judges inquired the state counsel what action the govt had taken on the errant contractor. They furthermore inquired “Why are you pursuing the contractor as a diet contractor in Gandhi & Chest hospitals?” the Times of India(In) quoted them as informing.

After Bommineni Vivekananda, counsel for the petitioner, revealed that the govt had entrusted new contracts to the same contractor in spite of his own track report, the judges reprimanded the govt by requesting in case it’s granting him a opportunity to commit the other offence? & inquired the state govt to take (2) action over him immediately.

Urging the court to direct the govt to follow principles of normal justice before proceeding over the meal contractor, Sr. counsel Dammalapati Srinivas, who surfaced for Suresh stated: “He must be notified & his own version should be heard before taking any action”.

Questioning the inaction of the govt over the contractor, Bhagavanth Rao contended that Suresh has been swindling people amount meant to be spent on kids & ladies. He added further that the recent probe committees had proved the guilt of the contractor.