Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI net in corruption case

Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 21:- The CBI has arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others on the charge of helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the government from admitting medical course students, an official said on Thursday.

Those arrested on Wednesday night along with Quddusi after questioning are B.P. Yadav, Palash Yadav, Biswanath Agrawala, and Ram Dev Saraswat, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official told IANS.

Another accused Bhawana Pandey was arrested here on Thursday, the official said.

The agency had registered a case of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the accused on Tuesday and conducted raids at eight locations in Delhi, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar.

During the raids, including at Quddusi’s residence in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash area, the CBI seized Rs 1.91 crore, including Rs 1 crore from middleman Agrawala and Rs 91 lakh from others.

Agarwala had received the seized money from a hawala dealer.

The accused would be presented in a court here to seek their custody, the official said.

The CBI FIR said B.P. Yadav and Palash Yadav were managing the Lucknow-based Prasad Educational Trust which runs the Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences.

The institute is among 46 colleges barred by the government from admitting medical course students for two years (till 2019) because of substandard facilities and non- fulfillment of criteria. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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