CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST THE THEN UNION MINISTER OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE AND 10 OTHERS IN CONNECTION WITH IRREGULARITIES RELATING TO GRANT OF APPROVAL TO A INDORE BASED MEDICAL COLLEGE

Press Release
New Delhi , 27.04.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a charge sheet in the court of Special Judge, Patiala House, New Delhi against the then Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and 10 others in a matter related to grant of approval to a Indore-based medical college for the admissions to 2nd batch of students in 2008 U/s 120 B IPC r/w 13 (2) r/w (13(1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and sections 420, 465, 468 & 471 of IPC.

 

            It was alleged that the Chairman of a private medical college based at Indore(MP) conspired with the then Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and other two officers of the Ministry to get the college inspected by a Central Team consisting of two doctors, with a view to obtain favourable inspection report for the purpose of issuing permission for renewal of the College for admission for 2nd year. This was in spite of the fact that the Inspectors of Medical Council of India Executive Board along with the Adhoc Committee constituted by Supreme Court had repeatedly recommended that the college was not having sufficient faculty and clinical material, as required by the MCI norms.

 

            It was also alleged that at the time of the inspection of the college, the matter was already pending with Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and the inspection by the Central Team was not brought to the knowledge of the Hon'ble Court during the hearing held on the next day of inspection. Hon'ble Supreme Court had disposed the matter with observation that the college may not be allowed the admissions for that session and may apply again for next session. In spite of that, the approval was issued the same day in the evening.

 

            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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