Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking CJI's recusal from Bofors case

by Antonio Miles February 1, 2018, 0:52
Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking CJI's recusal from Bofors case

The agency on September 20 arrested retired Orissa High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi and five others, including the chairman of the college, on the charge of corruption to get a favourable order to admit students.

Following the panel's indictment, CJI Misra had reportedly advised Justice Shukla to either resign or take voluntary retirement.

Following an advise from the CJI, the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court withdrew all judicial work from Shukla after he was probed in the scam. Two complaints, including one from the advocate general of the state, was received by the CJI on September 1 past year and he set up an in-house committee comprising Madras HC CJ Indira Banerjee, Sikkim HC CJ S K Agnihotri and MP HC Justice P K Jaiswal.

BJP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Ajay Aggarwal, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the recusal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra from the Bofors case.

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According to the list of business released by the Allahabad high court registry for January 30, Justice Shukla's name does not appear on the roster. "Source has also informed that Shri I.M Quddusi and Shri B.P Yadav met Hon'ble Justice Shri Narayan Shukla in the morning of 25.08-2017 at his residence in Lucknow regarding the matter and delivered illegal gratification".

Sources familiar with the matter said that justice Shukla has not been attending the high court since the last week as all judicial work has been taken away from him. Shukla joined the Allahabad High Court in 2005 and was set to retire in July 2020.

The case of 32 colleges is included in the in-house inquiry report.

The CBI then conducted several raids and found that all the accused had hatched a criminal conspiracy to obtain judicial orders from High Courts and the Supreme Court in favour of the trust. This followed an MCI report on their substandard infrastructural facilities and failure to meet the required criteria.


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