Ketan Desai approaches HC for bail

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from CBI on bail plea of MCI President Ketan Desai who was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two crore to grant recognition to a medical college in Punjab.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought
a response from CBI on bail plea of Medical Council of India
(MCI) President Ketan Desai who was arrested for allegedly
accepting a bribe of Rs two crore to grant recognition to a
medical college in Punjab.

Justice S L Bhayana issued the notice to the
investigating agency and asked it to file the response by June
3 when the matter would be taken up for further hearing.

Ketan Desai and three others were arrested by CBI on
April 23 in connection with an alleged bribe of Rs two crore
for permitting a medical college in Patiala to admit students
despite lack of infrastructure.

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

The four accused were booked by CBI under Prevention of
Corruption of Act, dealing with inducing a public servant to
accept bribe, criminal misconduct and payment of money.

Desai is currently in judicial custody.

PTI

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