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CBI Books Allahabad High Court Judge In A Corruption Case, Searches Residence

CBI has booked Allahabad High Court judge Justice S N Shukla in a corruption case for allegedly favouring a medical college and carried out searches at his Lucknow residence on Friday.

Along with Justice Shri Narain Shukla of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, the agency has named IM Quddusi, a retired judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court, Bhagwan Prasad Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Education Trust, the trust and private persons Bhavna Pandey and Sudhir Giri in the case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against 07 accused including then High Court Judge, private persons favouring a medical college and carried out searches at his Lucknow residence. It was alleged in the FIR that the private institute based at Lucknow was debarred by Govt. of India for admitting medical students for the forthcoming 2 years because of sub-standard facilities and non-fulfilment of the required criteria in May 2017 along with 46 other medical colleges who were debarred on similar grounds.

This decision of the Govt. of India to debar them was agitated by the said Educational Trust before the Supreme Court of India through the filing of the writ petition. Subsequently, a conspiracy was allegedly hatched between the accused and the writ petition filed before the Supreme Court was withdrawn with the permission of the court and a writ petition was filed before the Division Bench of Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench on 24.08.2017.

It was further alleged in the FIR that this petition was heard on 25.08.2017 by the Division Bench of Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench comprising of said Judge and an order was passed on the same day. In order to have a favourable order, an alleged illegal gratification was paid to one of FIR named persons by the private persons of said Education Trust.

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