The CBI has filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against the President of Indian Nursing Council (INC) and seven others seeking their prosecution for alleged irregularities in permitting enhancement of seats in six nursing schools in the country.
In the charge sheet filed before Special CBI Judge O P Saini, the probe agency said INC president T Dileep Kumar and its former vice-president K D Varyanai resorted to malpractices while granting recognition and Feasibility Certificate to six nursing schools in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka during 2001-2004.
Taking note of the charge sheet, the court fixed the matter for taking its cognisance on October 26.
The CBI has sought their prosecution under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act, dealing with criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position.
Elaborating modus of commission of offence, CBI said the accused permitted enhancement of seats and granted Feasibility Certificates to nursing schools even though they did not "fulfil the suitability" criteria as per the norms of the INC.
An enquiry revealed that six such schools were granted the permission. The two accused "dishonestly" replaced adverse evaluation reports by fake ones, CBI said.
Besides the officials of the INC, six persons, involved with the management of the beneficiary nursing schools, have also been named as accused.