The CBI on Tuesday registered a case against Hyderabad-based Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and some individuals on charges of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The case was registered against Santosh Kumar and Sandeep Kumar, both Lower Division Clerks in the Medical Council of India (MCI), private person Sushil Kumar, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital and Research Center and some others.
"It was alleged that Sandeep Kumar and Santosh Kumar in collusion with Sushil Kumar were abusing their official positions and taking bribes from various private medical colleges to facilitate their work pending with MCI," a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said.
It was further alleged that Sandeep and Santosh conspired with Sushil and received a bribe of Rs 4 Lakh from a medical institute in September 2017 for doing an undue favour in a matter related to registration of first-year MBBS students with the MCI for academic year 2016-17.
The FIR also stated that the MCI raised two questions after going through documents that were furnished by the institute. Besides asking for details on five candidates who scored less than 50% in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the MCI also asked why no admissions were made in government quota.
The federal investigating agency said it had conducted searches in Delhi and Hyderabad at the official and residential premises of the accused, including the medical institute.
The CBI said that they had registered a case and further investigation was ongoing. More details regarding the case would be made public soon, officials said.
According to reports, a case was booked against Sandeep Kumar, Santosh Kumar and Sushil Kumar and the institute under Section 120B (Criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.