Former Medical Council of India President Ketan Desai, who is facing corruption charges in six cases, was allowed by a Delhi court to attend a conference of World Medical Association at Vancouver in Canada.
Desai was arrested on April 22 after the CBI conducted searches at his office following information that he along with his associate Jitender Pal Singh had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rtwo crore to recognise Gyan Sagar Medical College in Patiala.
Desai, who was on bail had applied to the CBI court two months ago for the release of his passport and permission for attending the conference at Vancouver from October 13-16.
“The court has asked Desai to submit an itinerary of visit along with an additional surety bond of R15 lakh,” said a doctor, who is a member of the MCI, on condition of anonymity.
“Besides asking him to surrender his passport to the court on return, the court has also instructed him to file an undertaking that he will make no attempt to tamper with evidence,” said the doctor. HTC