Ex-MCI president Desai’s judicial custody extended

A Delhi court Wednesday extended by 12 days the judicial custody of former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai and two Punjab-based doctors of a private medical college in an alleged graft case.

Updated: Jun 09, 2010, 20:53 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday extended by
12 days the judicial custody of former Medical Council of
India (MCI) president Ketan Desai and two Punjab-based doctors
of a private medical college in an alleged graft case.

Additional Sessions Judge O P Saini sent Desai, Kanwaljit
Singh and Sukhwinder Singh to jail till June 19 after they
were produced before him on the expiry of judicial remand.

J P Singh, an alleged Delhi-based tout and fourth
accused, has recently been granted bail by the Delhi High
Court, which, however, rejected the plea of former MCI
president saying his role was "far more serious" in the case.

Desai was arrested on April 22 by CBI along with three
others for allegedly accepting bribe to give permission to a
Punjab-based medical college to recruit a fresh batch of
students without having the requisite infrastructure.

The ex-MCI president, J P Singh and doctors Sukhwinder
and Kanwaljit of Patiala-based Gyan Sagar Medical College 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.

PTI