PUDUCHERRY:Demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities in admissions to MBBS course in the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI), AICC general secretary and former union minister of state V Narayansamy, on Saturday, threatened to move the Madras High Court if the government failed to order it on its own.
In a statement, Narayansamy said the government medical college in the UT was started during the congress rule at the centre and that admissions were transparent without any intervention from any quarter. However, irregularities erupted after the N R Congress assumed office in 2011 and candidates from Tamilnadu got admitted in seats meant for local students using fake residence certificates and by paying bribes, he added.
When the CB-CID started an enquiry into it, such candidates left the college on their own, he said. He reiterated that some staff at the chief minister’s office had obtained huge amounts to secure fake certificates for Tamil Nadu students and alleged that not only in admission, but also in purchase of machineries for the college there was widespread corruption. He charged the college with resorting to irregularities even in the case of filing up NRI quota seats.
Pointing to the Tiruchy police registering cases against 11 persons including the former director of the medical college on a direction from the Madurai bench of the High Court. Some officials of the government medical college allegedly had collected Rs 26 lakh from Rajendran for securing a medical seat for his son. However, the seat was not provided and when they failed to return the money, Rajendran moved the court.
Accusing the police of trying to hush up the case and alleging that the CB-CID probe is just an eye-wash, Narayansamy said that a CBI probe needs to be ordered since there was corruption not only in admissions, but also in purchase of equipment and appointment of over 200 workers.