The federal government granted CBI a sanction to prosecute retired Allahabad Excessive Court docket Decide Shri Narayan Shukla in an alleged corruption case. Shukla is accused of accepting bribes for giving a beneficial order to a personal medical faculty barred by the federal government from accepting admissions.
“The sanction to prosecute Shukla arrived Thursday night. Investigations towards him are full and the method of chargesheeting him will start now. The chargesheet shall be filed quickly,” a CBI official stated.
Whereas Shukla, then a sitting choose, was arraigned as an accused together with six others in an FIR registered on December 4, 2019, the matter is expounded to a 2017 case the place the company had additionally arrested former Chhattisgarh Excessive Court docket chief justice I M Quddusi.
The opposite accused embrace Quddusi’s affiliate Bhawana Pandey, Lucknow-based medical faculty Prasad Schooling Belief (PET), its house owners B P Yadav and Prasad Yadav and Sudhir Giri.
In response to the CBI FIR, the PET-run Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences was amongst 46 faculties barred by the federal government from admitting college students for 2 years as a result of lack of services in 2017.
The school challenged the order within the Supreme Court docket which directed the federal government to contemplate the fabric on report afresh, the FIR stated. The federal government then barred the faculty from giving admissions for 2 periods — 2017-18 and 2018-19. It additionally authorised the Medical Council of India to encash the faculty’s financial institution assure of Rs 2 crore.
Whereas the faculty promoters approached the SC with a petition, additionally they allegedly received in contact with Justice Quddusi and Bhawana Pandey who promised to get the matter settled.
In response to the FIR, a conspiracy was allegedly hatched amongst B P Yadav, Quddusi, Pandey and Giri (who owns Venkateshwara Medical Faculty in Meerut) “so as to receive a beneficial order from Justice Shri Narayan Shukla of Excessive Court docket of Allahabad at Lucknow Bench by corrupt and unlawful means. In furtherance of the stated conspiracy, Quddusi engaged Shukla for managing the matter.”
The FIR alleged that the promoters filed a petition within the Allahabad Excessive Court docket on August 25 that 12 months. In an interim aid, the Excessive Court docket ordered that the “petitioner faculty shall not be delisted from the record of faculties notified for counselling until the following date of itemizing i.e. August 31, 2017”. It additionally stayed encashment of the financial institution assure of Rs 2 crore by the Medical Council of India until the following date of listening to.
It stated that on the morning of August 25, Quddusi and Yadav met Shukla at his Lucknow residence and “delivered the unlawful gratification”.