Vyapam scam: Chirayu Medical College CMD Dr Ajay Goenka sent to jail on judicial custody
The director of Chirayu Medical College, Dr Ajay Goenka, has been sent to jail on judicial custody. Goenka, an accused in the multi-layered Vyapam scam, surrendered before the court. Subsequently, the court sent him to jail on 14-day judicial custody.
Apart from him, Dr DK Satpathy, a former head of the Medico-Legal Institute, has also been sent to jail for a similar period. Both Goenka and Satpathy had submitted pleas for anticipatory bail in the court. However, there was no relief from higher courts.
Under pressure, Goenka, who was in hiding for days, finally surrendered on Wednesday. Also, Dr DK Satpathy followed the suit.
In the charge-sheet, Goenka has been accused of selling seats to ineligible candidates and giving admission to students without any merit and in violation of all the existing rules and norms.
The CBI charge-sheet revealed that the college management dishonestly furnished false information to the department of medical education about admission of 12 accused candidates in the college whereas they had actually not taken admission.
Investigation revealed that college had only reported nine vacant seats whereas more than 50 seats were vacant. Majority of the students who were allotted for admission in the first counselling had not reported after making enquiries from the college about the fee.
Despite the fact that allotted students of second round of counselling were given four days time to get admission, the college level admission committee admitted 19 new students who were not from the allotment list at all.
Also, 32 new students were admitted on September 29 and four students the next day without any merit and without any criteria. It was also found that most of the students who were allotted to the college in the first round of counseling had never reported in the college but the authorities here were directed by Goenka to send a report to DME giving false information that only nine seats were vacant while around 50 seats were vacant.