In yet another shocking development, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) simultaneously raided MCI office and homes of several top MCI officials including Additional Secretary, Dr. Prasanna Raj and Deputy Secretary, Dr. Anshu Sethi as well as the residence of principal of Somervell Medical College in Kerala. The CBI raided these compounds and residences based on allegation that the medical college in Kerala sought to have their post-graduate seats approved by MCI and their application was granted even though it was filed after the expiration of the deadline.
The new MCI President, Vice-president and members of the important Executive and Post-graduate Committees came to power last December through an alleged rigged election. The top leaders of the present MCI are known to be close to disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai. PBT has already filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the rigged MCI election seeking CBI investigation. This PIL is now pending before the Apex Court. Today’s CBI raid of top MCI officials for alleged bribery and corruption underscores PBT’s contention that MCI is still riddled with corruption and run under influence of Dr. Desai who is free on bail waiting for his criminal trial to start.