Ex MCI chief granted bail but arrested afresh in DA case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 22:39
New Delhi: A Delhi court today granted bail to former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai in a corruption case but he would not be released as CBI arrested him afresh for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets.

Special Judge Rajnish Bhatnagar allowed a plea of Desai to grant him bail as CBI has failed to file a chargesheet against him within the prescribed limit of 60 days. Within minutes of the court's order, CBI arrested Desai in another case registered against him for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets.

CBI had registered the DA case against Desai and his wife and mother in May for having assets worth over Rs 24 crore, more than the known sources of their income.

The court sent Desai to 14 days judicial custody. The former MCI president was arrested on April 22 by CBI along with three others for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two crore to give permission to Gyan Sagar Medical College in 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. Based on contents of intercepted telephonic calls made among the accused, CBI had laid a trap outside the south Delhi residence of J P Singh, which led to his arrest and that of Kanwaljit and others.


First Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 22:39

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