Published On: Fri, Dec 2nd, 2016

Graft accused seeks deposition of seized cash in bank post

New Delhi: After the demonetisation of high-value notes, an accused in the graft case involving former Medical Council of India president Ketan Desai has moved a special court seeking direction to CBI to deposit in bank the Rs 2 crore in cash seized by it more than six years ago.

WMA President Ketan Desai attends court hearing in corruption case.

Graft accused former MCI President Ketan Desai.

The CBI, which is probing the case, however, has opposed the plea claiming that the notes were bribe money which are important evidence of the case and if deposited in bank, it will damage the prosecution case as these are yet to be exhibited before the court.

The cash was seized by the CBI on April 22, 2010, from the alleged middleman J P Singh. The proceedings in the case have been stayed by the Supreme Court on an application filed by one of the accused.

After the reply filed by the CBI, special judge Gurdeep Singh has now sought response from Desai and two other accused doctors — Sukhwinder Singh and Kanwaljit Singh of Patiala-based Gyan Sagar Medical College.

According to the charge sheet filed by CBI on September 16, 2011, Desai entered into criminal conspiracy (under section 120-B of IPC) with other accused persons for bribe to show favour with regard to permitting the medical college to recruit a fresh batch of students without having the requisite infrastructure.

The CBI had claimed that Desai misused his official position by sharing the information regarding the inspection pertaining to grant of permission to the college.

The accused were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC.

PTI

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