Orissa: CBI arrests retired Orissa High Court judge in corruption case

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has today arrested retired Orissa High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi along with four others in connection with a  corruption case.

The arrests reportedly took place late last night, after a search operation which took place at eight locations which also includes the residence of justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi in Greater Kailash.

A CBI spokesperson said in a statement,”The arrested accused will be produced before a competent court today”.

Reports suggested that, the arrests made after the accused made conspiring plans to admit students in the debarred medical colleges.

The other arrested in the case were identified as B P Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Educational Trust, who runs a medical college in Lucknow.

Adding further to this, the CBI spokesperson said, “Related to this case, CBI is investigating the role of a retired Orissa High Court judge along with other persons… CBI team visited several places last night, including current and past residences of the said retired Orissa High Court judge”.

However, Odisha police booked a complaint under the IPC sections of 448 (house trespass), 511 (attempt to commit offenses) and 34 (common intention), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).

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