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Court dismisses bail plea of two accused in MCI graft case

delhi Updated: Jun 05, 2010 20:16 IST

A Delhi court today dismissed the bail plea of two accused in an alleged graft case involving former Medical Council of India president Ketan Desai.

"Considering the serious nature of the offence, the accused cannot be granted bail at this stage," Additional Sessions Judge O P Saini said, rejecting the applications of Kanwaljit Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, both doctors of a Punjab-based private medical college.

The Delhi High Court had yesterday rejected Desai's bail plea but granted relief to J P Singh, an alleged Delhi-based tout and a co-accused in the case.

Justice Mukta Gupta had said the trial court was justified in not granting bail to Desai as his role in the offence was more serious.

Besides J P Singh, Desai, Kanwaljit and Sukhwinder are in judicial custody till June 9.

The former MCI president was arrested on April 22 by CBI along with three others for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs two crore to give permission to Gyan Sagar Medical College, Patiala to recruit a fresh batch of students.

Desai, the alleged middleman and the doctors of the medical college have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with inducing a public servant to accept bribe, criminal misconduct and payment of money.

Based on contents of intercepted telephonic calls allegedly made by the accused, CBI had laid a trap outside the south Delhi residence of J P Singh, which led to his arrest and that of Kanwaljit.