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CBI declines probe in medical college

THE CBI today told the MP High Court that it wasn?t feasible for it to probe into the alleged irregularities in the MBBS and BDS admissions in the Peoples College for Medical and Dental Science, Bhopal, for the academic year 2005-2006.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2006 15:55 IST

THE CBI today told the MP High Court that it wasn’t feasible for it to probe into the alleged irregularities in the MBBS and BDS admissions in the Peoples College for Medical and Dental Science, Bhopal, for the academic year 2005-2006.

CBI counsel Jayant Neekhra told the court that the CBI is overburdened with work. Therefore, the counsel said, it is not feasible for the CBI to conduct investigation into the matter. At the same time, the counsel said if the court feels that the CBI should do the investigations it was ready to undertake the job.

Last month, the court sought opinion from the CBI whether it is feasible for it to conduct such investigations. Considering the CBI’s reply, a division bench comprising Chief Justice A K Patnaik and Justice Dipak Misra directed the High Court’s registrar general to communicate with the chairman of Fees Fixation Committee for the professional colleges in Madhya Pradesh whether it was feasible for the chairman to probe into the matter.

The court issued the orders during hearing of a PIL demanding probe into the alleged irregularities in admission of the Peoples College for Medical and Dental Science, Bhopal.

Rohan Khandelwal and other students alleged that the college had charged Rs 15 to Rs 20 lakh each for MBBS course and around Rs 7.5 lakh each for BDS course from some students ignoring the merit.