Terming it as the case of “judicial indiscipline and impropriety”, the bench said “it is most unfortunate, which may cause [an] institutional problem”.
The case assumes importance in the wake of the recent arrest retired judge of the Orissa HC, Justice
I M Quddusi who allegedly colluded to secure a favorable order for a medical college.
On September 21, CBI arrested Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi and four others in a corruption case. The others arrested in the case were BP Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Educational Trust, which runs a medical college—Prasad Institute of Medical Science—in Lucknow; Biswanath Agrawala, a middleman; and hawala operator Ramdev Saraswat.
Manoj Jain of the special court handling CBI cases sent Quddusi and the others to custody after the CBI said their custodial interrogation was required to unearth the “larger nexus” in the alleged medical college scam.
It may be recalled that the Centre had earlier de-registered 46 medical colleges for substandard facilities. Custodians of the Prasad Education Trust in Uttar Pradesh approached the Supreme Court for relief after they were debarred in August 2017 from admitting students for academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Source - India Legal Bureau