Pattali Makkal Katchi leader Ramadoss charged for corruption

Law courtsA special court for CBI cases on Wednesday ordered framing of charges against former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and others in two separate corruption cases.

The CBI charged the former Minister with illegally granting renewal of approval for admissions to the MBBS course in the Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, and allowing the Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, to proceed with admissions without sufficient faculty.

Dr. Anbumani told The Hindu that he would face the cases and “come out clean.”

Special Judge A.K. Jain said Dr. Anbumani, K.V.S. Rao and K.K. Aggarwal were prima facie found to have committed offence.

Ordering framing of charges, the Special Judge said prima facie the three were found to have committed offence “under Section 120-B IPC (criminal conspiracy) read with Section 13 (2) (d) and 13 (1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act and Sections 420 (cheating)/468 (forgery)/471 (using forged documents as genuine) IPC.”

Dr. Anbumani said the court order of the Special Court rejecting his discharge petition in a case connected with favours shown to two private medical colleges would not be a setback to his Chief Ministerial aspirations.

“It is not a corruption case. It is only a question of following procedures while granting permission to medical colleges. The charge sheet also has not made any allegations that I have received money or met anyone for favour,” he said.

.Mr Anbumani and others were charge sheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly showing favour to Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in Bareilly at Uttar Pradesh and Indore-based Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC).

“My name was not in the FIR and even the preliminary investigations did not include me. My name was included in the charge sheet because of political reasons,” he said.

He said the case had seen three judges in three and half years and the fourth judge had given his verdict. (The Hindu)

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