Court issues warrant against ex-MCI president in assets case

A Delhi court on Saturday issued production warrant against former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai in a disproportionate assets case.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued
production warrant against former Medical Council of India
(MCI) president Ketan Desai in a disproportionate assets case.

"Issue production warrant against the accused for August
13," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said after the agency
intimated that Desai, who is in Kolkata with the investigators
in connection with the ongoing probe, has not been brought
back.
The court asked CBI to ensure Desai`s presence before it
on the next date of hearing.

Earlier, the court, on July 8, had dismissed his bail
plea saying he cannot be released on bail as the offence was
grave. Moreover, the probe was at a nascent stage.

Desai, who was granted bail on June 22 in a corruption
case for allegedly taking bribe to accord sanction to a
private medical college in Punjab, was arrested afresh in the
assets case.

He was granted bail in the corruption case as CBI failed
to file a probe report against him within the prescribed limit
of 60 days.
Subsequently, CBI registered the DA case against Desai,
his wife and mother for having assets worth over Rs 24 crore.

The former MCI president was arrested on April 22 by CBI
along with three others for accepting a bribe of Rs two crore
to give permission to Gyan Sagar Medical College, Patiala, to
recruit a fresh batch of students.

The Delhi High Court had earlier granted bail to
Sukhwinder Singh, owner of Gyan Sagar Medical College, as also
to Kanwaljit Singh, one of the professors of the college, and
J P Singh, an alleged tout involved in the scam.

All the four have been booked under the Prevention of
Corruption Act dealing with inducing a public servant to
accept bribe, criminal misconduct and payment of money.

PTI

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