Host of PBT members filed a new application in Supreme Court yesterday (January 20, 2012) seeking to implead themselves in the ongoing PIL against the disgraced ex-MCI president, Dr. Ketan Desai (copy attached below). The Apex Court has accepted the impleadment application and fixed February 10, 2012 for further hearing of this case. PBT filed this PIL after Dr. Desai was elected “unopposed” as a medical member of the Gujarat University (GU) Senate last year which clears his way to return to the Medical Council of India (MCI). Even after Dr. Desai was arrested red-handed by the CBI while taking bribe from a private medical college and MCI directed to cancel his medical registration (after PBT lodged a complaint), Dr. Desai was elected to the GU Senate uncontested – clearly with tacit support from his medical cronies. The Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) where Dr. Desai ruled for decades until he was arrested by CBI has also refused to cancel Dr. Desai’s medical license even after MCI directed them to do so. A separate PIL filed by PBT against GMC is also pending before Gujarat High Court, which will come up for next hearing on January 30, 2012.