Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi today said her office has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged corruption in admission of students to postgraduate courses by private medical colleges in the Union Territory.
“Puducherry is currently reeling under a huge medical seats allotment scam. Independent and immediate investigation alone will help arrive at the truth,” Ms Bedi said. “Apparently, it is a case of colossal collective failure of political, administrative and management. Parents and deserving students are the victims. They need justice,” she said.
In a WhatsApp message, Ms Bedi said there were several queries from different quarters to her on the “acts of omission and commission” in admission of students by private medical colleges in Puducherry.
She said her office had formally responded to the queries and requested the CBI to “immediately take up the whole case of alleged fraud, cheating and breach of trust and also possible large-scale corruption which may have happened in the admission of students to PG courses by private medical colleges in Puducherry and also in the conduct of the Centralised Admission Committee.”
She said the CBI has been requested “to investigate the acts of omission and commission urgently and to step in at the earliest to save evidence from being either diluted or destroyed.”