Sanction order awaited in medical scam involving Ramadoss: CBI

Sanction order awaited in medical scam involving Ramadoss: CBI

The CBI today told a Delhi court that it was still awaiting the sanction for prosecution of a Cabinet Secretariat director, chargesheeted by the CBI along with former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss for their alleged illegal favours to an Indore medical college.

The CBI told Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh that in the case involving Cabinet Secretariat Director K V S Rao, former Union Health Minister Ramadoss, it is waiting for the sanction from the competent authority to prosecute Rao.

The agency told the court that it also needs time to file relevant documents in the case.
The CBI had chargesheeted Ramadoss on April 27 for allegedly abusing his official position in allowing an Indore-based medical college to go ahead with the admissions without having sufficient faculty and clinical infrastructure.

Besides Ramadoss, the CBI has chargesheeted nine others, including Rao, two doctors of Safdarjung Hospital here and five persons associated with the private hospital in Indore which allegedly gained "pecuniary advantage" in 2008.

CBI prosecutor V K Sharma today told the court that they are ready with the relevant documents but are waiting for the sanction orders. The court has now listed the matter for hearing on July 7.

The CBI, in its 36-page charge sheet, has named Ramadoss, who was the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare from May 2004 till April 2009 in UPA-I, Rao, Sudershan Kumar, Section Officer of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) and Dr J S Dhupia and Dr Dipendra Kumar Gupta of Safdarjung Hospital.

The agency had also named Indore's Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) Chairman Suresh Singh Bhadoria, Dr S K Tongia, the ex-dean of the college, Dr K K Saxena, its medical director, besides one Nitin Gothwal and Dr Pawan Bhambani as accused in the case.

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