Medical College scam: BJP’s internal probe report mentions names of Party leaders

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Kochi:  The internal investigation conducted by a BJP panel headed by K P Sreesan and A K Nazeer into the Medical College corruption scandal, has mentioned the names of State BJP leaders in its report.

The investigation was conducted on a complaint that certain party leaders had collected Rs 5.60 crore for obtaining Central government’s permission to some people to start Medical Colleges.

The name of BJP leader MT Ramesh has been mentioned in the statement of the complainant. Media organizations have received a copy of the report prepared by the BJP probe committee.

After gathering evidence, the panel of K P Sreesan and A K Nazeer has confirmed that bribe was accepted by the party.

In the report submitted to BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, the panel says that BJP cooperate cell convenor RS Vinod admitted that the party accepted money.

The money was accepted for granting permission to SR Medical College at Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram. The money was handed over to the agent in New Delhi as hawala money.

Varkala Medical College Owner R Shaji, who approached Vinod for getting permission to start Medical College, has admitted to giving bribe for getting sanction, the report says. It also mentions that Shaji has said that BJP state general secretary MT Ramesh accepted money for obtaining permission for Cherpulasseri Medical College.

The panel has not conducted a detailed probe into this.

The report recommends stern action on the allegations that BJP leaders accepted bribe to obtain Central government’s sanction for starting a Medical College in Varkala. The BJP core committee meeting that will be held in Alappuzha next week will consider the report.

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