Puducherry: A group of CBI officers raided the workplace of the Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) of Puducherry authorities on Tuesday following widespread complaints of corruption in admission of scholars to put up graduate medical programs in non-public faculties and deemed universities.
The 8-member group from Chennai reached the committee workplace round 11 am and undertook detailed search till 7.30 pm and reportedly recovered a number of paperwork.
Lt Governor Kiran Bedi additionally sought a probe into the alleged irregularities within the admission course of.
Ms Bedi, alleging a medical seats allotment rip-off within the admission of scholars to post-graduate programs by non-public medical faculties within the Union Territory, requested CBI probe into the matter.
The involvement of Ms Bedi within the admission problem had just lately escalated the continuing tussle between the elected authorities and the Lt Governor the place the Chief Minister dared Ms Bedi to show her allegations towards the admission course of. Persevering with her allegations towards Centac, Ms Bedi mentioned she had even requested the Central vigilance to investigate into administrative lapses dedicated by officers within the admission course of.
“They’ve taken up prison investigations as requested by LG workplace to CBI to analyze complaints of fraud, deceit, dishonest and breach of belief dedicated by business medical faculties in Puducherry on their very own and or in connivance with public officers of CENTAC and any others concerned straight or not directly.
Central Vigiliance additionally has been requested to inquire into the executive lapses dedicated by officers chargeable for the correct and truthful conduct of PG Counselling and allocation of medical seats,” Ms Bedi mentioned in a Whatsapp message.
“Deserving college students have suffered enormously already. Investigations and inquiries now will set up the culpability every of them,” she mentioned.
The Lt Governor additionally mentioned that Public Curiosity Litigation- writ petition too is prone to be heard on the court docket of Chief Justice Court docket on Wednesday on the identical matter of contempt dedicated by Schools and Centac of violating Court docket instructions of guaranteeing and admitting college students on seats which belonged to college students of Pudu-cherry. CBI officers are prone to conduct a raid in deemed universities and personal medical faculties in Puducherry on Wednesday, sources mentioned.