New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday registered a case against Hyderabad-based Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and some individuals on charges of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The case was registered against Santosh Kumar and Sandeep Kumar, both Lower Division Clerks in the Medical Council of India (MCI), private person Sushil Kumar, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital and Research Center and some others.

"It was alleged that Sandeep Kumar and Santosh Kumar in collusion with Sushil Kumar were abusing their official positions and taking bribes from various private medical colleges to facilitate their work pending with MCI," a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said.

It was further alleged that Sandeep and Santosh conspired with Sushil and received a bribe of Rs 4 Lakh from a medical institute in September 2017 for doing an undue favour in a matter related to registration of first-year MBBS students with the MCI for academic year 2016-17.

The federal investigating agency said it had conducted searches in Delhi and Hyderabad at the official and residential premises of the accused, including the medical institute.

IANS