MBBS admission scam: HC questions TN govt on Madhan arrest

Chennai, Sep 21 (PTI) Madras High Court today sought toknow from the government whether it had implemented itsearlier order to arrest absconding film producer Madhan, mainaccused in the MBBS admission scam case, allegedly involvingover Rs 70 crore. When the Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) informedabout the developments in the investigation into the case anda status report filed in the court, a division benchcomprising justices A Selvam and P Kalaiyarasan said, "We donot want all these status reports. We want to know if theearlier order to arrest him had been implemented." "What happened to the arrest of the main accused Madhan?Is he in India or abroad," the judges asked. When the APP submitted that two of the associates ofMadhan have been traced to Nepal and were yet to be arrested,the bench insisted on production of the order of the ChennaiCity Police Commissioner deputing a special team to arrestthem. However, the bench said it did not underestimate theability of the state police. When the APP sought three weeks time to arrest Madhan,the bench granted time upto October six. The bench also adjourned the case to October six. On September 15, the court had issued directions to theCity Police Commissioner to arrest Madhan, who was alleged tohave collected huge sums from over 100 parents, totallingRs 74 crore, promising to get MBSS seats in SRM group ofinstitutions here and has been absconding since May 25 leavingbehind a ‘suicide note’ stating that he would end his life atVaranasi. He had acknowledged receipt of several crore of rupeesfrom students and parents, promising MBBS seats in SRMinstitutions. PTI COR ROH RCDVDK

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