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Jan 23, 2013 at 02:44pm IST

Dental coollege scam: CBI raids Dental Council members at 8 places across India

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday conducted raids on Dental Council of India members at eight places across the country. The raids were conducted in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mangalore and Bangalore among other places.

The CBI had recently taken into custody Tamil Nadu Dental Council Chairman Dr R Gunaseelan and his aide Dr S Murukesan

and recovered Rs 1 crore in cash from the two.

The CBI is looking for the links of the two people across the country. This came in the wake of the January 7 arrest of DCI member Dr S Murukesan in the city for allegedly demanding Rs one crore as bribe and accepting Rs 25 lakh as advance.

Besides Murukesan, three functionaries of Melmaruvathur-based Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital were also arrested from his dental clinic for allegedly offering the illegal gratification. CBI had also conducted searches at various premises of Murukesan and the college Managing Director.