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Ex-MCI president Ketan Desai sent to 6 days JC in assets case

A Delhi court on Tuesday remanded former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai to 6 days in judicial custody for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of his income.



New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday remanded
former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai to
6 days in judicial custody for allegedly possessing assets
disproportionate to known sources of his income.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini sent Desai to jail till July
26 after he was produced at the end of his eight-day custodial
interrogation.
Desai, who was granted bail on June 22 in a case of
alleged corruption 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 as CBI failed to file a probe report
against him within the prescribed limit of 60 days.

CBI had registered the DA case against Desai and his wife
and mother in May for having assets worth over Rs 24 crore.

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,
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, 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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