The authorities granted CBI a sanction to prosecute retired Allahabad High Court Judge Shri Narayan Shukla in an alleged corruption case. Shukla is accused of accepting bribes for giving a beneficial order to a non-public medical school barred by the federal government from accepting admissions.
“The sanction to prosecute Shukla arrived Thursday evening. Investigations against him are complete and the process of chargesheeting him will begin now. The chargesheet will be filed soon,” a CBI official stated.
While 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 said to a 2017 case the place the company had additionally arrested former Chhattisgarh High Court chief justice I M Quddusi.
The different accused embody Quddusi’s affiliate Bhawana Pandey, Lucknow-based medical school Prasad Education Trust (PET), its homeowners B P Yadav and Prasad Yadav and Sudhir Giri.
According 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 because of lack of services in 2017.
The school challenged the order within the Supreme Court which directed the federal government to think about the fabric on document afresh, the FIR stated. The authorities then barred the school from giving admissions for 2 classes — 2017-18 and 2018-19. It additionally authorised the Medical Council of India to encash the school’s financial institution assure of Rs 2 crore.
While the school promoters approached the SC with a petition, additionally they allegedly obtained in contact with Justice Quddusi and Bhawana Pandey who promised to get the matter settled.
According to the FIR, a conspiracy was allegedly hatched amongst B P Yadav, Quddusi, Pandey and Giri (who owns Venkateshwara Medical College in Meerut) “in order to obtain a favourable order from Justice Shri Narayan Shukla of High Court of Allahabad at Lucknow Bench by corrupt and illegal means. In furtherance of the said conspiracy, Quddusi engaged Shukla for managing the matter.”
The FIR alleged that the promoters filed a petition within the Allahabad High Court on August 25 that 12 months. In an interim reduction, 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. 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 illegal gratification”.