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A medical college in Maharashtra was fined Rs 2.5 crores by the Supreme Court.
The move by the top court came as it illegally admitted about 50 students in the first year medical degree course during the last academic year.
The Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Medical College in Dhule, Maharashtra, had to bear the brunt of the SC as the admissions were made violating the court order.
When the court considered the case again, students were about to complete the academic year. The court, however, did not disturb the admissions though it was done illegally, observing that it may create adverse consequences for the students. So the court imposed a heavy fine on the management with a direction to deposit the amount with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi within four weeks. The director can utilise the amount as per his discretion, for the treatment of poor and needy at the hospital.
The court has ordered that the fine amount shall be borne by the college management and shall not be recovered from the students.