CBI to quiz ex-MCI chief Ketan Desai for 8 days in assets case

A Delhi court allowed CBI to interrogate in custody for eight days former MCI president Ketan Desai.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: June 28, 2010 8:08 pm

A Delhi court today allowed CBI to interrogate in custody for eight days former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets.

Desai,who was was granted bail in the corruption case lodged against him for allegedly taking bribe to accord sanction to a private medical college in Punjab,would be in the custody of the probe agency till July six.

Additional Sessions Judge O P Saini allowed the plea of the agency that custodial interrogation of the former MCI president was required to ascertain the source and magnitude of his huge wealth.

“We need to take him to his native place at Ahmedabad in Gujarat and it would be a time-consuming exercise,” the CBI prosecutor said.

The court had on June 22 granted bail to Desai in the corruption case.

But Desai’s woes did not come to an end as the agency arrested him afresh for allegedly amassing assets beyond his known sources of income.

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,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.

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