Bribery case: ED to quiz ex MCI chief Ketan Desai



New Delhi: The former President of the Medical Council of India (MCI), Ketan Desai, will be questioned by the Enforcement Directorate from Friday for his alleged role in a bribery case involving over Rs 20 million.

The Enforcement Directorate that has booked Desai under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act was earlier granted permission by the court to interrogate him.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Desai on April 22 for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two crore to give permission to a Punjab medical college to recruit a fresh batch of students without having requisite infrastructure.

Besides Desai, three other accomplices, middleman Jitendar Pal Singh, Kamaljeet Singh, a faculty member of Gyan Sagar Medical College, and the college''s Vice Chairman Sukhvinder Singh, were also arrested.

CBI also conducted raids in Punjab and Gujarat to trace Desai''s other associates and the assets he has acquired.

This is not the first time Desai has been accused of corruption.

In 2001, he had stepped down as MCI president after the Delhi High Court indicted him on corruption charges.

ANI