CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINT THE THEN PRESIDENT MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA AND FIVE OTHERS IN A BRIBERY CASE OF RS.TWO CRORE

Press Release
New Delhi , 21-09-2011

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of Spl. Judge for CBI cases, Patiala House, New Delhi against former President, Medical Council of India (MCI) New Delhi; Vice-Chairman of Patiala based Medical College & Hospital; an official of said Medical College; a middle man (private person) and two other private persons in a bribery case of Rs. two crore.

A case was registered on 22.04.2010 on the allegations that the former President MCI, entered into a criminal conspiracy with an Delhi based private person/middle man with an intention to obtain bribe for grant of permission to a medical college at Patiala. The concerned management of this medical college became party to this conspiracy by agreeing to pay the bribe in order to get certain shortcoming in the infrastructure overlooked by the MCI.

Subsequent to the registration of the case, CBI arrested the Delhi based middle man with Rs.two crore sent to him by the Vice-Chairman of the Medical College for delivery to the then President, Medical Council of India in lieu of favour shown to the Medical College; the then President of Medical Council of India(MCI); Vice-Chairman of Patiala based Medical College and its official. Searches were conducted at various places in Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh & Gujarat. Several incriminating documents, cash and other valuable items from the residential as well as official premises of the accused persons were recovered.

The investigation revealed that the then President of MCI as well as the ex-officio Chairman of Executive Committee had shown favour to Patiala based Medical College & Hospital by wielding his influence over the inspection team of MCI which was deputed to inspect the said Medical College at Patiala.

The next date of hearing listed by the Court for taking cognizance is 10.10.2011.

The Public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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