A Delhi court on Tuesday cancelled its bailable warrants against former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss after he appeared before it, for allegedly granting permission to a medical college with inadequate infrastructure to admit students.

He has been charge-sheeted for allegedly abusing his official position in permitting the Indore-based Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) to admit students, which did not have sufficient faculty and clinical infrastructure to run the course.

Special CBI judge Talwant Singh recalled the July 7 order of issuance of bailable warrants against PMK leader Dr. Anbumani, after an assurance from him that “it (the absence from court proceedings despite summons) won’t happen again.” Dr. Anbumani moved his bail plea through his counsel Pramod Dubey.

The court issued notice to the CBI for July 20 to reply on his bail plea.

Besides Dr. Anbumani, who was the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare from May 2004 to April 2009 in UPA-I government, the CBI has also named in its charge sheet Cabinet Secretariat Director K.V.S Rao; the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MHFW) Section Officers Sudershan Kumar and Dr J.S. Dhupia; and Dr Dipendra Kumar Gupta of Safdarjung Hospital in its 36-page charge sheet.

Charge sheet was also filed against IMCHRC Chairman Suresh Singh Bhadoria, its former Dean S.K. Tongia and Medical Director K.K. Saxena, besides Nitin Gothwal and Dr. Pawan Bhambani.

In response to the summons, accused Mr. Rao, Mr. Kumar, Dr. Dhupia, Dr. Gupta and Mr. Bhadoria had appeared before the court on July 7 and filed their bail pleas. Mr. Bhadoria is already on bail.

The court had issued notice to the CBI to file replies on their bail applications and kept it for further hearing on July 20.

The judge had also sought the presence of a CBI official and a Chennai police personnel before it on July 20 to explain as to why summons were not served to Dr. Anbumani.

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