CBI raids Judge’s house over medical college scam

The Central Bureau of India carried out raids ate different locations of Lucknow  and at the residence of a sitting Allahabad High Court Judge on Friday as per sources.

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of India carried out raids ate different locations of Lucknow  and at the residence of a sitting Allahabad High Court Judge on Friday as per sources.

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Seven members of the judiciary are found guilty in the meidical college scam which revolves around them taking money to manipulate court orders to favour medical colleges that failed to acquire official registration from the Medical Council of India – the statutory body that oversees medical education in the country.

The investigation is being carried out against seven members of the judiciary for taking money from medical college owners, promising them relief from the apex court in return, an official said.

A case was registered against the seven accused under the relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act based on the allegations, including bribery with regard to irregularities related to admissions, the agency said.

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The CBI carried out the raid, which led to the recovery of certain incriminating documents, including investments and financial transactions.

Earlier this year, the CBI wrote a to the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi stating that a preliminary inquiry had been lodged against the judge and others on the advice of the previous CJI Dipak Misra, regarding alleged misconduct by the judge. After which, the CBI was granted permission to lodge a case.

This is the first time that a CJI had given permission for a CBI probe against a sitting high court judge.

However, in the starting of this year, CJI Gogoi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the removal of the judge after an in-house enquiry panel found him guilty of judicial irregularities.

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