The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed plea of a medical college director arrested on cheating charges and who was denied bail by the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
Dr. Ramesh Badlani was accused by many students of collecting fees of upto Rs 5 lakh from them for admission to medical and nursing courses at the institute, and discontinuing the classes later citing financial difficulties.
According to them, he did not inform the students that the admission was provisional and later when the MCI cancelled recognition, he refused to refund the amount collected from the students.
The high court had dismissed his bail application observing that he collected huge money in the name of imparting education to the aspirants who were interested in pursuing in demand course of MBBS and after collecting money, closed the college on the one pretext or the other and has not even refunded the money.
The high court had further noted: “He had collected huge money from the students as admissions/tuition fees etc. Documents also show that classes were not conducted regularly. There was resentment amongst students regarding lack of faculty and also amongst the ministerial staff and faculty regarding payment of their salary.”
Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan appeared for Dr. Badlani before the apex court. But the bench comprising Justice AM Sapre and Justice Indu Malhotra refused to interfere in the matter.
As regards the plea that he is not keeping well, the bench said: “It is for the petitioner to approach the Sessions Judge who, in his judicial discretion, is empowered to pass appropriate orders keeping in view the facts made out by the petitioner in that behalf after hearing all parties concerned.”