Court allows police to investigate alleged Gandaki Medical College frauds

A writ petition filed by Kumar Prasad Aryal, chairman of Gandaki Medical College (GMC) was repudiated by the High Court of Pokhara on Thursday. A division bench of Pokhara High Court Chief Judge Kumar Chudal and judge Ram Krishna Yadav rejected the writ as sought by Aryal.

Aryal had registered the writ at the high court on Sunday requesting the release of two college officials – Laxman Prasad Sharma and Santosh Khanal – who have been kept in the custody of Police for the investigation of the alleged “fraud”.

MBBS students of the colleges have staged many demonstration against the college administration for charging higher fees than determined by Nepal Medical Council.  The college has been charging Rs 5.7 million per student which is higher than the fees fixed by NMC by Rs 1.5 million.

With this rejection to the writ, Police are looking for other seven people who have also been accused of involving into the “fraud”.

A total of 54 students pursuing medical studies under the College have so far registered forgery case at the Kaski Police against the college administration.

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