Former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, charge-sheeted for allegedly granting illegal permission to a medical college for admitting students, was on Saturday issued bailable warrant by a Delhi court for "intentionally avoiding" its summons and failing to appear before it.
In its report to Special Judge Talwant Singh, the CBI said the summons could not be served to PMK leader Ramadoss as he was not available at his Chennai residence and had gone to Bengaluru for medical treatment.
"I want his presence in the court. It appears that accused (Ramadoss) is intentionally avoiding the service of the summons issued to him. Issue bailable warrants in the sum of Rs 10,000 against him to be executed under the supervision of DIG of concerned branch for July 20," the court said.
Ramadoss has been charge-sheeted for allegedly abusing his official position in permitting Indore-based Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (IMCHRC) to admit students without having sufficient faculty members and clinical infrastructure.
The judge also said the reports for non-service of summons to Ramadoss were not satisfactory and sought presence of a CBI official and a Chennai police personal before it on the next date of hearing to explain as to why summons were not served to Ramadoss.
"Apparently the reports regarding non-service of the summons on accused no. 1 (Ramadoss) are not satisfactory and convincing.
"Let Inspector K Madhusudhan as well as Police Constable P Murugeshan be present in the court on the next date of hearing to explain the reasons as to why they could not serve the summons issued by this court on Ramadoss," the court said, directing the CBI Superintendent of Police, Chennai to ensure the presence of the two officials before it on July 20.
The CBI in its 36-page charge sheet had named Ramadoss and nine others including two senior government officials and two doctors of Safdarjung Hospital here and five persons associated with the private hospital in Indore which allegedly gained "pecuniary advantage" in 2008.