Published On : Sat, Jan 21st, 2017

Mayo Bribe Case : Dean charged under corruption act, gets bail

Mayo Dean Dr. Meenakshi GajbhiyeNagpur: Mayo hospital’s tainted dean Dr Meenakshi Gajbhiye (Wahane) who has been caught accepting bribe of Rs 15,000 in lieu of clearing medical bills, managed to get bail from sessions court on Friday. Gajibiye has had surrendered before the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Wednesday afternoon. She has been charged with relevant sections under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Public prosecutor Nitin Telgote pleaded that the accused should not be granted bail as she could tamper with the evidence. But the court granted bail to Dr Gajbhiye on a surety of Rs25,000. She has also been asked to report to the police station every Monday and Thursday between 11am and 3pm.

Defence lawyer advocate Y P Mandpe informed that Dr Gajbhiye had herself surrendered to the ACB and there was no question of her absconding as reported by a certain section of media, raising doubts about her integrity.

Clarifying about clearing of medicine bills by the dean, Mandpe said the investigating team had not seized the bills yet. Also, there were no possibilities of her clearing the bills as a dean as these are cleared by the purchase committee and administrative officer of the college. The bills were still in the outward-inward section.

In the meantime, the proposal for her suspension was cleared by state medical education minister Girish Mahajan and had reached the office of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis by afternoon. However, the CM was yet to sign the order till late evening. “I have signed the suspension today. Now, I am in Jalgaon. The CM is likely to sign the order soon,” Mahajan said.