CBI ARRESTS ANOTHER MEMBER OF DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION RELATING TO ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 21.01.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested another Member of Dental Council of India in an on-going investigation of an alleged bribery case relating to grant of approval from Dental Council of India for starting Post Graduate Dental Course in the year 2012 of a Melmaaruvathur (Tamil Nadu) based Private Dental College & Hospital.

 

            The arrested accused was produced before the Designated Court at Chennai and was remanded to Judicial Custody upto 01.02.2013.

 

            CBI had earlier(during second week of January, 2013) arrested a Member of Dental Council of India for accepting bribe of Rs.25 Lakh and three private persons/officials of a Private Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur (Tamil Nadu) for offering the bribe in this case.

 

            During initial investigation of this case, it was found that bribe amounts were allegedly accounted through a Trust of Chennai functioning at the Dental Clinic owned & run by the arrested Member of DCI. Both the arrested Members of DCI were the Trustee of the said Trust. Searches were conducted at the residential premises of accused at Chennai and Trust Office, Chennai. A sum of Rs.75 lakh was also recovered from a private person who was allegedly associated with the arrested DCI Member in the matter of granting approval to various Dental Colleges.

 

            A case was earlier registered against a Member, Dental Council of India (arrested earlier); a Private Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur(Tamil Nadu) 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.

 

            Further investigation is in progress.

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