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CBI to probe functioning of MCI

CBI on Monday said it is probing the functioning of MCI in continuance with its investigations into the dubious role of the medical education regulator`s chief.



New Delhi: CBI on Monday said it is probing
the functioning of MCI in continuance with its investigations
into the dubious role of the medical education regulator`s
chief in awarding recognition to those not fulfilling the
requirements.

"We are looking into the entire gamut of MCI`s
functioning... For the time being, we have restricted our
enquiry to the last one year," CBI Director Ashwani Kumar
said.

CBI had on April 23 arrested MCI chief Ketan Desai
Desai and two others for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two
crore to grant recognition to a medical college in Punjab.

Speaking on the sidelines of a function here, Kumar
said the agency has been receiving complaints from all
quarters regarding the functioning of MCI.

"On our website, we have created a new icon through
which people can lodge their complaints. Already, we have
received several complaints. We will verify each complaint and
if there is evidence to suggest any wrong doings, only then
will we register the case," he said.

"For the time being, we have registered only one case.
I am happy to inform that in that case we have got lot of
evidence," Kumar said.

Asked how many medical colleges are under the scanner,
Kumar said, "We are receiving complaints through email,
telephone and letter. Once we study them, only then we can
answer your question how many such colleges we are going to
inspect, I will not say under the scanner.

"We are going to inspect these colleges and then come
to a conclusion how many do we want to investigate."

Subsequent searches at various premises of Desai is
alleged to have revealed huge amounts of cash, investments and
gold, all worth several crores of rupees.

PTI

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