Bribe-taking in judge’s name: Medical Admission Scam

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The CBI had arrested former Odisha High Court judge IM Quddusi in September this
year in connection with an alleged “cash-for- judicial relief scam” involving a
Lucknow-based medical college. He was later granted bail by a Special CBI court in
The probe agency–which accused Quddusi of trying to influence a “public
servant”–has recorded a large number of conversations between various accused
during the investigation.
The Supreme Court bench of Justices J.Chelameswar and S.Abdul Nazeer, today
referred a petition filed by advocate Kamini Jaiswal, seeking fair and independent
investigation into the allegations of bribery to settle a pending case, to a Constitution
bench of five senior-most Judges of the Supreme Court, to hear it on Monday,
Arguing on behalf of Jaiswal, senior counsel, Dushyant Dave, sought to focus
attention on the trajectory of the orders in the case, to persuade the bench to pass
appropriate orders. “There is allegation of huge gratification for inducing unknown
public servants by corrupt means” Dave said, adding, the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) did not file an appeal against grant of bail to the accused. Has CBI
filed a false case tarnishing the image of this institution, he asked.
When the bench, after some deliberation, decided to refer the matter to the
Constitution bench, Dave said there are some extremely incriminating documents
seized by the CBI, and there is need for interim protection. The bench then directed
the Registry to obtain those documents and keep them in a sealed cover, to be
submitted to the Constitution bench, on Monday.

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