A Delhi court on Monday 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 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 OP 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.