New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) on a plea seeking CBI inquiry into the alleged “manipulation and rigging” in election, held in December last year, of the MCI office bearers.
A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu sought response from the government and the MCI after a PIL, filed by an NGO, alleged that office bearers in the present MCI were elected unopposed as a result of a “deep-rooted conspiracy” hatched by ex-MCI president, Dr Ketan Desai, and his associates.
The petition filed by People for Better Treatment (PBT) through its president, Dr Kunal Saha, pleaded the apex court for an independent probe. It also pleaded that direction be issued for immediate halt of functioning of the present MCI office bearers to ensure transparent and honest functioning of the medical education regulatory body. [Source: BS, PBT]