Ara: Fake medical colleges were invaded by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, when the sleuths conducted a series of raids at these colleges located at Jagdeo Nagar locality under Nawada police station in Bhojpur district and also Muzaffarpur, seizing several documents and papers.
The CBI has registered a case against for awarding degrees to medical aspirants of different states in both allopathy and traditional medicine by the Ara-based “fake” university.
Medical dialogues team had earlier reported that on the directive of Patna High Court, the premier investigating agency lodged an FIR having earlier found discrepancies in the affiliation granted to medical colleges at Faridabad in Haryana, Muzaffarpur in Bihar, Calcutta, and Bangalore.
The court had found gross malpractice in the grant of affiliations to medical colleges at Faridabad, Haryana, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Bangalore, and Calcutta.
The July 13 FIR was lodged against the director-cum-principal, Council of Patent Medicines, Dr Gaya Prasad Nirbhay and the director, JP Institute of Patent Medical Science and Hospital at Bairiya in Muzaffarpur, Dr B.K. Srivastava, and also some unknown registration department officials for running fake medical colleges without having sought permission from the Indian Medical Council and Homeopathic Central Council.
The case has been lodged under sections 120B read with 420 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Lalit Kumar Jaiswal, deputy superintendent of police, CBI, Patna, is the investigating officer of the case.