BHAWANIPATNA: An eight-member CBI team on Monday raided Sardar Raja Medical College at Jaring, about 15 kms from here, and reportedly seized several admission and infrastructure related documents.

The CBI raid comes in the wake of allegation of irregularities in admissions for 2013-14 academic year. The college, despite having inadequate infrastructure and shortage of staff, managed to get a conditional permission from Medical council of India (MCI) to go for admissions for 2013-14 academic year. But, permission to admit students for 2014-15 academic year was scrapped as the college failed to improve its infrastructure and fill up the vacancies.

It was alleged that the college authorities manipulated records and adopted unfair means to get the MCI nod for admissions in 2013-14.

Selvam Charitable Trust had signed an MoU with Western Odisha Development Council in 2004 to set up Sardar Raja Medical College at Jaring. Lagging in infrastructure and ailing with staff shortage, the college had made several futile attempts to get permission from MCI to admit students before being allowed in 2013-14.

Following the scrapping of permission to admit students, 26 colleges including the one at Jaring filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the MCI order and got permission to start classes for 2015-16 academic year with the condition to improve infrastructure within the stipulated time.

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