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

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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 decide SN Shukla within the notorious medical school admission corruption case involving greater judiciary.

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

As 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 really useful for his impeachment in 2018 however he wasn’t impeached although 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 Educational Trust, IM Quddusi, retired Justice of Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh, Bhawana Pandey, a private person through Sudhir Giri of Venkateshwara Medical College (Meerut) in order to obtain a favourable order from Justice Shri Narayan Shula of High Court of Allahabad at Lucknow Bench by corrupt and illegal means. In furtherance of said conspiracy IM Quddusi engaged Justice Shri Narayan Shukla, for managing the matter.”

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

The Health 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 in opposition to the Health 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 regarding the matter and delivered illegal gratification”, sources instructed NDTV.

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 list this matter on 31.08.2017, in the meanwhile the petitioner’s college shall not be delisted from the list of colleges notified for counselling till the next date of listing i.e. 31.08.2017. Further, the encashment of the Bank Guarantee is also stayed till next date of listing.”

The Medical Council of India challenged this order within the Supreme Court, and the highest court docket, 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 back the illegal gratification paid to Justice Shri Narayan Shukla and part of the illegal gratification was returned.”

As 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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