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CBI Seeks Sanction To Prosecute Former High Court Judge In Corruption Case


CBI Seeks Sanction To Prosecute Former High Court Judge In Corruption Case

Justice SN Shukla retired in July 2020. (File)

New Delhi:

The CBI has sought sanction from the Allahabad High Court to prosecute former Allahabad High Court choose SN Shukla within the notorious medical school admission corruption case involving increased judiciary.

The CBI had registered a corruption case on December 4, 2019 towards then sitting Allahabad High Court choose Shri Narayan Shukla together with IM Quddusi, retired Chhattisgarh High Court choose and 4 others for acquiring a beneficial order to a Lucknow-based medical school in lieu of unlawful gratification.

Because the Supreme Court’s in-house probe revealed gross misconduct on the a part of Justice SN Shukla, then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had advisable for his impeachment in 2018 however he wasn’t impeached regardless that Justice Misra’s predecessor Justice Ranjan Gogoi adopted it up with the central authorities.

Justice SN Shukla retired in July 2020.

The company had alleged, “A conspiracy was hatched at New Delhi between BP Yadav, Chairman of Lucknow-based Prasad Instructional Belief, IM Quddusi, retired Justice of Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh, Bhawana Pandey, a non-public particular person by means of Sudhir Giri of Venkateshwara Medical School (Meerut) as a way to receive a beneficial order from Justice Shri Narayan Shula of High Court of Allahabad at Lucknow Bench by corrupt and unlawful means. In furtherance of mentioned conspiracy IM Quddusi engaged Justice Shri Narayan Shukla, for managing the matter.”

Prasad Institute of Medical Science was debarred by the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare from admitting medical college students for 2 years (2017-2019) due to substandard services and non-fulfilment of the required standards in Could 2017.

The Well being Ministry had additionally directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to encash the Rs 2 crore financial institution assure submitted by Prasad Institute.

In order to acquire a beneficial order, Prasad Institute withdrew its plea towards the Well being Ministry order pending earlier than the Supreme Court on August 24, 2017 to maneuver the Allahabad High Court.

Subsequently, the investigation revealed “IM Quddusi and BP Yadav met Justice Narayan Shukla on the morning of August 25, 2017 at his residence in Lucknow concerning the matter and delivered unlawful gratification”, sources instructed BoardingFlight.

On the identical day, a bench comprising of then Allahabad High Court Judge SN Shukla heard Prasad Institute’s plea and ordered “we hereby direct to checklist this matter on 31.08.2017, in the mean time the petitioner’s school shall not be delisted from the checklist of schools notified for counselling until the following date of itemizing i.e. 31.08.2017. Additional, the encashment of the Financial institution Assure can be stayed until subsequent date of itemizing.”

The Medical Council of India challenged this order within the Supreme Court, and the highest courtroom, whereas directing the financial institution assure to not be encashed, disposed the matter pending earlier than the Bench of Justice SN Shukla in Allahabad High Court.

Sources added “After the aforesaid developments, BP Yadav pursued with IM Quddusi to get again the unlawful gratification paid to Justice Shri Narayan Shukla and a part of the unlawful gratification was returned.”

Because the investigation has revealed the involvement of then High Court Judge SN Shukla within the aforesaid offence, the company has determined to chargesheet him as accused and has sought sanction from the Allahabad High Court.

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