Punjab BJP leader Swarn Salaria booked for fleecing medical college students

Punjab News Express | April 14, 2019 10:31 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab BJP leader Swaran Salaria who unsuccessfully contested Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election in 2018 has been booked by Punjab police  for fleecing students of medical college owned by him, shut down in 2017.

Swaran Salaria sas owner of Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot and he had not refunded fees collected from students after it was shut down. Maya Shankar, wife of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, is also a member of the educational society running the college.

Punjab’s Health Secretary Satish Chandra has written a letter to Senior Superintendent of Police, Pathankot for registering a case of against Salaria and other members of the management of the college in connection with non-compliance of orders.

The college was shut down in 2017 after the state government issued orders against the college for allegedly not following the guidelines of Medical Council of India (MCI).  The students were shifted to various government-run medical colleges in December 2017 after they approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court earlier this year.

Salaria was earlier booked in an alleged case of rape on the complaint of an air hostess in his airline, also a live in partner. The case however was dismissed for lack of evidence. Salaria is an applicant for Lok Sabha ticket from Gurdaspur in 2019 election.

The high court also directed Secretary, Health, Medical Education and Research, Satish Chandra, to get the fee and security deposit refunded and documents returned. He was asked to submit a compliance report on April 10.

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