CBI ARRESTS A MEMBER OF DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA AND THREE PRIVATE PERSONS/OFFICIALS OF A DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 08.01.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Member of Dental Council of India and three private persons/officials of a Private Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur (Tamilnadu) in an alleged bribery case.

 

            A case was registered against a Member, Dental Council of India; a Private Dental College & Hospital represented by its Managing Director; Administrative Officer & two other private persons/officials of the said College and other unknown persons U/s 120-B IPC, Sec. 7, 12 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

 

            It was alleged that the Private Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur (Tamilnadu) had applied to Dental Council of India (DCI) for granting permission to start Post Graduate Dental course in the year 2012. In pursuance of that, Dental Council of India, New Delhi had conducted Pre-verification Inspection in order to ascertain the availability of infrastructure & faculties as per requisite norms for granting permission to start PG Dental Course. During the said inspections, Dental Council of India observed certain deficiencies and instructed the Principal of the Dental College to comply with the same. The management of said Dental College had deputed its Administrative Officer to approach Member, Dental Council of India residing at Chennai (Tamilnadu) for getting approval from Dental Council of India, New Delhi for the PG Course. The Member, Dental Council of India had allegedly demanded Rs.One Crore for taking up the matter and getting approval from Dental Council of India, New Delhi. It was also alleged that after negotiation, the DCI Member demanded a sum of Rs.25 lakhs to be paid initially as advance at Chennai.

 

            CBI conducted a surprise check. The Member, Dental Council of India and the functionaries of said Dental College were apprehended while demanding & offering the illegal gratification. The bribe amount of Rs.25 lakhs handed over was seized from the possession of the Member, Dental Council of India.

 

            Searches are being conducted at various premises of accused persons.

 

            The arrested accused persons are being produced today before the Principal Special Court for CBI cases, Chennai.

 

            Further investigation is in progress.

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