Ramadoss' trial for illegal admissions in medical colleges to go on

New Delhi


The trial of former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss for his alleged role in giving permission to two medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to admit students will go on as the Supreme Court on Friday declined his plea to quash the charges.

Ramadoss, who was minister in the first United Progressive Alliance government (2004-09) allowed two medical colleges in Indore and Bareilly to admit students undergraduate medical course (MBBS) even though the Medical Council of India had earlier refused the permission on account of insufficient academy.

The proceedings against former minister before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here will continue as a bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice V. Gopala Gowda declined Ramadoss plea for the stay of the framing of the charges.

On October 20, the Delhi High Court had declined to grant any relief to the PMK leader.

The CBI has accused the former minister for bending rules in renewing the permission to admit students in under graduate medical course in Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Indore and Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital in Bareilly.

After the permission for the further admission to MBBS course was denied by the MCI, Ramadoss's ministry set up a committee that examined the matter afresh and allowed to medical colleges to admit the students.

The special CBI court had on October 7 ordered the framing of charges against Ramadoss and nine other people and the order on the framing of charges will be pronounced by the CBI court on December 10.

A sitting MP, Ramadoss has been accused of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine under the Indian Penal Code and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The FIR in the case was filed in 2010 and charge sheet was filed in 2012. - IANS