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Ex-MCI prez sent to 6 days judicial custody

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2010 20:18 IST

A Delhi court today remanded former Medical Council of India (MCI) president Ketan Desai to 6 days in judicial custody for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of his income.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini sent Desai to jail till July 26 after he was produced at the end of his eight-day custodial interrogation.

Desai, who was granted bail on June 22 in a case of alleged corruption for allegedly taking bribe to accord sanction to a private medical college in Punjab, was arrested afresh in the assets case.

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.

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

The Delhi High Court had earlier granted bail to Sukhwinder Singh, owner of Gyan Sagar Medical College, to Kanwaljit Singh, one of the professors of the college, and J P Singh, an alleged tout involved in the scam.

All the four have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with inducing a public servant to accept bribe, criminal misconduct and payment of money.