Delhi court has acquitted president and vice-president of the Central Homoeopathic Council (CCH) and others in a case of granting recognition to homoeopathic colleges and permitting them to increase seats in graduate and post-graduate courses across the country against the norms for a consideration between 2000 and 2005.
Special Judge for CBI cases Ramesh Kumar acquitted president S.P.S. Bakshi and vice-president Ramjee Singh, saying that the evidence led by the CBI against the accused persons was not reliable.
“The evidence in the present case by Paramjeet Singh Ranu (a practicing homoeopathic doctor and the complainant in the case) is of dubious character due to political rivalry between him and Dr. Bakshi and Dr. Singh. He had contested the elections against both these persons and lost by a huge margin. Paramjeet Singh Ranu is an interested witness and is not inspiring the confidence of the court,” the Judge said acquitting the accused.
“Similarly, evidence by S.P. Anand is also not fully supporting the case of CBI. He has improved on certain material aspects while deposing before the court. He is not supported by any of the documentary evidence regarding his deposition before the court.
“Thus, his evidence is uncorroborated from any corner. It is clear from the record file that CBI has miserably failed to prove the allegations against the accused persons for the offences under Section 120-B of IPC read Sections 7 and 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” the Judge further said.
It was alleged that accused Dr. Bakshi asked S.P. Anand, Secretary of Hosiharpur Medical College, to purchase medicine of Rs. 5 lakh from his company Messrs Bakson Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd for granting recognition to the college, but he refused to purchase the medicine.
Mr. Bakshi did not grant recognition to his hospital and college, the CBI alleged. “In the case in hand, none of the accused persons was getting any remuneration except travel and daily allowances. Further, they were giving honorary services to the CCH. Thus, they were functioning for the cause of CCH in the field of homoeopathy,’’ the court further observed.