Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) CBI officials Wednesday raided three dental colleges near here following allegations of Dental Council of India (DCI) members being bribed for permission to commence post-graduate courses, officials said.
According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the raids were carried out simultaneously at the three colleges.
The CBI raids follow the recent arrests of two DCI members - S. Gunaseelan and S. Murugesan - for seeking Rs.1 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 Jan 8, Murugesan was arrested, and following that Gunaseelan - the president of Tamil Nadu Dental Council and DCI member - was arrested Jan 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.