New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested six persons including a retired judge of the Orissa high court in connection with a medical admission scam.
The arrested have been identified as a retired HC judge IM Quddusi, his accomplice Bhawana Pandey, Biswanath Agarwala from Bhubaneswar in Odisha, BP Yadav and Palash Yadav – two representatives of the medical trust and an alleged hawala dealer Ramdev Saraswat.
According to reports, judge IM Quddusi and his alleged accomplice Bhawana Pandey had assured representatives of the Prasad Education Trust to get their matter settled in the Supreme Court using their contacts.
The Lucknow-based Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences is among the 46 colleges that have been barred by the government from admitting students for the next few years.
Quddusi was a judge of Orissa HC between 2004 and 2010.
The arrests were made after searches were conducted at eight places including New Delhi and Bhubaneswar in connection with the corruption case.
The searches also seizured around Rs 90 lakh and the CBI recovered Rs 1 crore from Agrawala, soon after he got the money from the alleged hawala dealer.
Meanwhile, all the six accused including former Orissa High Court judge have been sent on four-day CBI remand after they were produced in a court in New Delhi afternoon.