New Delhi, Sep 21: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for providing assistance to an Uttar Pradesh based educational institute which was barred by the government from admitting medical students.
A CBI official told news agency IANS, Quddusi was arrested along with four others persons — B.P. Yadav, Palash Yadav, Vishwanath Agarwala and Ram Dev Saraswat on Wednesday night after interrogation in an ongoing investigation of a case.
The noble investigating agency had filed a case under charges of criminal conspiracy of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act against them on Tuesday and carried out 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 agency recovered Rs 1.91 crore.
The CBI officials seized Rs 1 crore from the possession of middleman Biswanath Agrawala who received the amount from a hawala dealer and the remaining Rs 91 lakh was seized from others.
According to sources, Agrawala has been detained and could be arrested anytime.
The CBI FIR said B.P. Yadav and Palash Yadav were administering the Lucknow-based Prasad Educational Trust which runs the Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences.
The educational trust is among the 46 colleges that have been barred by the government from admitting medical students for the upcoming two years (till 2019) due to substandard facilities and non fulfilment of the required criteria.