Order on charge in two cases against Ramadoss on October 7

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A court here on Thursday said that it will deliver order on framing of charge in two separate corruption cases against former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss and various others on October 7.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Ajay Kumar Jain reserved its order on issue of framing charges in both the two cases after prosecution and defence concluded their arguments.

The two cases relate to alleged favours being shown by Ramadoss, who was health minister from May 2004 till April 2009 in the UPA-I government, and other accused to the private Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly city and the Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

According to the charge sheet, 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 (MCI) and a panel appointed by the Supreme Court had said that IMCHRC was not having sufficient faculty and clinical material required as per MCI norms, it said.

In another case pertaining to RMCH, CBI had chargesheeted Ramadoss and others for allegedly showing favours to RMCH in grant of renewal for admissions in the MBBS course in 2008-2009.

The case was transferred by Supreme Court from a court in Lucknow to Delhi last year after PMK leader Ramadoss had sought shifting of the trial.

All the accused are presently out on bail in both the cases.

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