Justice SN Shukla Corruption Case: CBI receives sanction to prosecute

Chaini Parwani –

Published On: November 26, 2021 at 18:00 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received directions to prosecute retired Allahabad High Court Judge Justice SN Shukla in a Corruption Case.

It was further highlighted that the CBI had prayed for a go-ahead from the High Court to summon the retired Judge on April 16, in agreement with the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The Accused Justice Shukla, retired Chhattisgarh High Court judge IM Quddusi, Bhagwan Prasad Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Education Trust, the trust and two others, Bhavna Pandey and Sudhir Giri, were booked under Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code (Criminal Conspiracy) and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

It came into light that Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences was disqualified by the Centre from admitting students due to substandard facilities and non-fulfilment of the criteria in May 2017, along with 46 other Medical Colleges that were also debarred on related grounds.

It is alleged that the accused received illegal gratification to favour the private medical college. The Trust had then further argued the decision by submitting a Writ Petition before the Supreme Court. Thereafter, a conspiracy was formulated by the Accused, and the Petition was withdrawn with the Court’s permission.

Furthermore, one more Writ Petition was submitted before the Lucknow Bench of the High Court on August 24, 2017.

On August 25, 2017 the Writ Petition was heard by the Court and a favourable Order was issued.

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