ACB trap in Rajasthan’s Churu: Three CCIM members remanded in judicial custody
The accused were allegedly caught taking a bribe of Rs 12 lakh
Jaipur: The three members of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) were produced in a court in Rajasthan’s Churu district a day after they were allegedly caught taking a bribe of Rs 12 lakh, an anti-corruption bureau (ACB) officer said. The court remanded them in judicial custody. They were lodged in a jail in Churu following the court’s order.
“We had registered an FIR under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act against the three members on Tuesday. They were produced before a court on Wednesday. We didn’t seek police remand since we have enough evidence in the case, so the court remanded them in judicial custody,” said the officer.
Those who were trapped are Dr Nitin Marwa, Dr Punit Mishra and Dr Sreesh Mishra, members of the Central Council of Indian Medicine.
An ACB team will likely visit CCIM in New Delhi for further investigation.
The trio had come to Shardarshahar in Rajasthan’s Churu district. They were allegedly demanding money to provide a favourable inspection report to Shri Bhanwar Lal Dugar Ayurved Vishwabharti, (Gandhi Vidyamandir).
The institute’s affiliation was cancelled last year when a CCIM team prepared a negative report after a physical inspection. The institute moved a court against the cancellation and in the meantime, a new inspection was ordered. The three members of the inspection team allegedly demanded money to facilitate withdrawal of cancellation of the affiliation .
The officer said that a trap was laid after the university vice-chancellor Dr Dinesh Kumar registered a complaint with the ACB.
“They were staying at a guest house in the university premises. They were caught red-handed after they were handed over a bag containing Rs 12 lakh,” said the officer.