Jaipur, March 17: The anti-corruption bureau of Rajasthan police on Friday raided as many as 48 nursing colleges and seized all relevant records relating to their recognition from the Indian Nursing Council.
In protest, all these nursing colleges in Rajasthan went on strike on Saturday.
ACB inspector general D C Jain said, the bureau had received complaints that these nursing colleges had managed to procure recognition from the Indian Nursing Council through objectionable methods and began intakes of nursing students.
The fact is that most of these colleges do not have the required infrastructure and faculty to run nursing courses, Jain said.
ACB officials carried out 'physical verification' of the prevailing infrastructure in these colleges. Copies of the records relating to recognition in the nursing colleges were taken, which will be carefully gone through, Jain said.
The searches went on till late in the evening. If irregularities are found, cases will be instituted against the colleges, Jain said.
Following, according to Jain, are the nine nursing colleges in Jaipur which were raided:
Rajshree College of Nursing, Shahpura, Ganpatiram College of Nursing, Kalyanpura Mansarovar, Deeksha Nursing College, Bhankrota, Upchar College of Nursing, Tagore Path Mansarovar, Rawat Nursing College, Ajmer Road, Hirapura, Shrikrishna College of Nursing, Kotputli, Liberty College of Nursing, Agarwal Farm, St Florence College of Nursing, Sitapura Jaipur, Ambrosia College of Nursing, Jagatpura.
The other nursing colleges raided include: Bhilwara (7), Udaipur (4), Alwar (3), Jodhpur (3), Bikaner (2), Sikar (2), Kota (2), Banswara (1), Baran (1), Bharatpur (1), Boonid (1), Jhalawar (1), Chittorgarh (1), Churu(1), Dausa(1), Hanumangarh (1), Nagaur (1), Jhunjhnu (1), Sawai Madhiopur (1) , Sirohi (1), Ganganagar (1), Tonk(1) and Pali (1).
Jitendra Godara, secretary, Federation of Nursing Colleges, alleged that the colleges raided were all recognized colleges which was objectionable.