New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against 7 accused persons, including an ex-Judge of the High Court, private persons and a private educational Trust under Section 120B of Indian Penal Code read with Sections 7, 8, 12, 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act on a complaint.
It was alleged in the FIR that the private institute based at Lucknow was debarred by Government of India for admitting medical students for 2 years because of sub-standard facilities and non-fulfillment of the required criteria in May, 2017 along with 46 other medical colleges that were debarred on similar grounds. This decision of the Government of India to debar them was brought by the Educational Trust before the Supreme Court of India through a writ petition.
Subsequently, a conspiracy was allegedly hatched between the accused and the writ petition filed before the Supreme Court was withdrawn with the permission of the court and a writ petition was filed before the Division Bench of Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench on 24 August 2017. It was further alleged in the FIR that this petition was heard on 25 August 2017 by the Division Bench of Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench comprising of the accused Judge and an order was passed on the same day. In order to have a favourable order, an alleged illegal gratification was paid to one of FIR named persons by the private persons of Education Trust involved in this case.
Searches were conducted on Friday 6 December 2019 at the residential premises of the accused at Lucknow, Delhi and Meerut. These have led to the recovery of certain incriminating documents, including investments and financial transactions.
Further investigation is continuing in this matter.