MNS: The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Tis Hazari Courts, New Delhi has today sentenced four years Rigorous Imprisonment to Shri Rasheed Masood, the then Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare; Shri Gurdial Singh, then Resident Commissioner, Tripura Bhawan, New Delhi (IPS, Retired) & Shri Amal Kumar Roy, then Secretary to Chief Minister, Tripura(IAS, Retired). The Court has also sentenced eight private persons i.e Geeta Banik; Bipul Kanti Rakshit; Sonia; Sachidanand Dwivedi; Kumari Kirti; Giti Puri; Roopa Ghosh & Udai Shankar Sharma to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment. The case of Hemant Saluja has been sent to Juvenile Justice Board and fixed for 22.10.2013.
CBI had registered the case on the directions of Hon’ble Guwahati High Court, Agartala Bench, Agartala passed vide Order 1.2.1996 in Civil Misc. Case No.53 of 1996. It was alleged that the public servants misused their official position on behalf of the Government of India and Tripura to fraudulently making nomination letters in favour of students acquainted/ known to them for obtaining admissions to MBBS/ BDS Courses in various colleges situated all over India during the period 1989-1990. These public servants were not authorized to nominate any students for any MBBS/ BDS admissions.
The students who benefitted from these fraudulent nominations were also ineligible for admissions—they were neither in the merit list as per the Entrance Examination nor were they permanent residents of Tripura.
Investigation was conducted in different parts of the country, including Delhi, Tripura, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Pondicherry. More than one hundred witnesses and voluminous records were seized to build up the case against the accused persons.
After thorough investigation, CBI filed chargesheets against accused persons U/s 120-B of IPC r/w Sec. 420, 468 and 471 of IPC and U/s 13 (2) r/w Sec. 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The Trial Court found the accused persons guilty & convicted them on 19.09.2013 for offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and criminal misconduct in a case relating to fraudulently making nomination letters in favour of students acquainted/ known to them for obtaining admissions to MBBS/ BDS Courses in various colleges.
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