The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Colonel, Army Medical Corps, New Delhi; a clerk (LDC), MCI, New Delhi and two private persons, residents of Delhi. A case was registered against Colonel, Army Medical Corps, New Delhi; an LDC of MCI, Delhi; two private persons and a Chairman of private Medical College Hospital & Research Center, Pondicherry and other unknown public servants & private persons under section 120-B of IPC and section 7,8 & 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
It has been alleged that the LDC in the MCI was in regular contact with the Chairman of a private Medical College Hospital & Research Center, Pondicherry for sharing sensitive information including inspections, approvals, recognition of courses, number of seats, notices & other similar administrative matters of the medical college being dealt with by MCI and with the Colonel of Army Medical Corps, Delhi who was empanelled as an Assessor with the MCI for inspecting various medical colleges.
It was further alleged that both these public servants were in regular touch with the said Chairman of Medical College and had demanded illegal gratification for rendering support and providing information at regular intervals.
In furtherance of the conspiracy, the private person, a resident of West Sagarpur, New Delhi was caught while taking Rs 10 lakh from two hawala operators at Chandni Chowk, Delhi as alleged gratification on behalf of both public servants.
Searches were conducted at Delhi, Chennai & Pondicherry including premises of accused persons which led to the recovery of Rs.Two crores (approx) and incriminating documents.
The arrested accused were produced today before the Designated Court at Delhi and remanded to five days Police Custody.