Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday raided three dental colleges near Chennai, following allegations of Dental Council of India (DCI) members being bribed for permission to commence post-graduate courses.
According to the CBI officials, the raids, which were carried out simultaneously at the three colleges, follow the recent arrests of two DCI members — S Gunaseelan and S Murugesan - for seeking Rs1 crore bribe from Adi Parasakthi Dental College, around 110 km from here, and accepting Rs.25 lakh as the first instalment of the bribe money to start post-graduate courses, an official said.
On January 8, Murugesan was arrested, and following that Gunaseelan — the president of Tamil Nadu Dental Council and DCI member — was arrested January 18, an official said.
Following the arrests several dental colleges have come under the investigating agency's scanner. The Tamil Nadu government cancelled the nominations of Murugesan and Gunaseelan to the DCI.