Orissa HC bar ceases work to oppose CBI entry into judge's house

Orissa HC bar ceases work to oppose CBI entry into judge's house

Also named for the same offences are Delhi-based Bhawna Pandey, Bhubaneswar-based Biswanath Agrawala, both suspected to be conduits, B P Yadav and Palash Yadav, who run Prasad Institute of Medical Science in Lucknow and one Sudhir Giri.

The Cuttack police lodged a case of criminal trespass against a few CBI officials after high court chief justice Vineet Saran issued a directive in this regard.

"Information further revealed that B P Yadav and Palash Yadav have been pursuing this matter by having regular meetings in New Delhi and had challenged the debarment in the Apex Court in Writ Petition (C) 442/2017".

The FIR later said: "In compliance thereof, the government afforded an opportunity of hearing to the college and thereafter passed a decision on August 10, 2017, to debar the college for two years, 2017 to 2019, and also authorised the MCI (Medical Council of India) to encash the bank guarantee of Rs 2 crore".

It has been further alleged that the said private person got in touch with the Retd. The judge I M Quddusi has been booked by the CBI on charges of corruption. The High Court ordered that the "petitioner college shall not be delisted from the list of colleges notified for counselling till the next date of listing i.e".

The Central investigating agency conducted simultaneous raids at eight places, including the retired Justice's Greater Kailash house in the national capital city, and his Kanan Vihar house in Odisha's capital city. Pandey is also located in GK.

The agency laid a trap and recovered Rs 1 crore from Agrawala in Delhi which he had allegedly received from a hawala operator, Ram Dev Saraswat, the CBI sources said. He may be arrested soon, said sources.

While this was confirmed by the state DGP RP Sharma, the agency spokesperson said, "Rumours of raids at the premises of a sitting Orissa High Court judge are baseless".

Ashok Kumar Parija, president of Orissa High Court Bar Association, said: "At about 1.30 at night, a group of CBI people went to the judge's residence, and wanted to meet him". However, CBI clarified that "there were no raids on any sitting judge". "The team was immediately called back and no raid happened at sitting judge's house", he said. "He demanded huge gratification for inducing public servants by corrupt and illegal means in lieu of aforesaid help", the FIR alleged.

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