New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss and eight other accused in a corruption case of illegally giving permission to a medical college to admit students.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Talwant Singh granted bail to all nine accused, considering that they cooperated during the investigation.
The court asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs.1 lakh each with a surety of similar amount.
Keeping in view that the accused persons have cooperated during the investigation and they were not arrested during the investigation and the charge sheet has already been filed, and the material relied upon by the CBI has already been filed in the court, all the accused are entitled to bail on a personal bond of Rs.1 lakh with a surety of the like amount, the court said.
The former health minister was facing charges of allegedly granting permission to admit students to the medical college which did not have sufficient faculty members or clinical infrastructure to run the course.
According to the charge sheet filed by the CBI in April, Ramadoss abused his official position to grant permission to the Indore-based institution to admit students although it lacked adequate facilities.
The Medical Council of India and a panel appointed by the Supreme Court said that the Indore-based Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) lacked sufficient faculty and clinical material required as per the norms, it said.
The court also granted bail to Cabinet Secretariat director K.V.S. Rao, health and family welfare ministry section officer Sudershan Kumar and Safdarjung Hospital's J.S. Dhupia and Dipendra Kumar Gupta.
The court also granted bail to former dean of IMCHRC S.K. Tongia, medical director of the college K.K. Saxena and Nitin Gothwal and Pawan Bhambani.