The Madhya Pradesh director of medical education (DME) Dr GS Patel was questioned by the central bureau of investigation (CBI) sleuths in connection with the multi-layered Vyapam scam in Gwalior on Wednesday.
According to key sources in the central investigation agency, Patel (the ex-dean of Gajra Raja Medical College) went along with Jai Arogya Hospital superintendent Dr JS Sikarwar and head of the anatomy department of the college Dr SK Sharma and was with the CBI team for around two hours.
The CBI questioned the DME about the admission of 109 students at the college between 2006 and 2011, as Patel was the GRMC dean between 2012 and 2015. The admission of these students at the college is under the CBI scanner.
Patel told media persons after the CBI questioning “I told the agency whatever action was taken by the GRMC administration in the matter during my tenure as dean.” He also shared other details about the matter and made documentary evidence available to CBI.
Sources confided to HT that during the questioning CBI queried about the role of ex-dean of GRMC Dr Bina Agrawal in the alleged irregularities in admission between 2006 and 2011. The CBI is likely to summon Dr Agrawal for questioning in the matter in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, RTI activist and Vyapam scam whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi told Hindustan Times that the questioning of the three senior medical administrators by CBI was based on his complaint about massive irregularities by higher ups of the college between 2006 and 2010 in MBBS admissions.
The complaint was made in the past to the MP police special task force and the special investigation team (SIT), but they didn’t probe it properly. The same complaint was subsequently transferred to the CBI for investigation.