The CBI on Thursday arrested retired Orissa High Court judge, Ishrat Masroor Quddusi, and four others in connection with a corruption case.
The arrests were made late Wednesday night, following a detailed search operation at eight locations, including the residence of the retired Judge Quddusi’s residence in Greater Kailash in New Delhi. Searches were also carried out in Bhubaneswar and Lucknow.
The others arrested are BP Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Educational Trust, that runs a medical college in Lucknow, Biswanath Agrawala, a middleman, and hawala operator, Ramdev Saraswat, the CBI sources said.
“The arrested accused will be produced before a competent court today,” a CBI spokesperson said.
The spokesperson had on Wednesday said that a case was registered against them for allegedly trying to settle an ongoing matter related to a medical college being barred from admitting new students.