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Medical scam: CJI recommends removal of allahabad HC judge

THE ASIAN AGE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published : Jan 31, 2018, 2:19 am IST
Updated : Jan 31, 2018, 2:19 am IST

According to highly-placed sources, the Chief Justice of India sent his letter to the President and the PM late Tuesday night.

CJI Dipak Misra
 CJI Dipak Misra

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday decided to recommended to the President of India and Prime Minister to initiate proceedings in Parliament for the removal of Allahabad high court judge Narayan Shukla for his judicial misconduct and corruption in the Lucknow medical college scam.

According to highly-placed sources, the Chief Justice of India sent his letter to the President and the PM late Tuesday night, paving the way for his possible impeachment in Parliament. Earlier, the Allahabad HC has withdrawn all judicial work from Justice Shri Narayan Shukla, whose role in the scam was probed by a panel of three senior judges.

 

Highly-placed sources from Lucknow told this newspaper that judicial work was not assigned to Justice Shukla from January 23 following the directions of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, to whom the probe panel submitted its report.

The scam came to light after the CBI registered an FIR in September last against a retired judge og the Orissa high court, Quddussi, and others on a charge of corruption to get favourable orders to allow admissions in the college, despite the Medical Council of India refusing to accord recognition to the college.

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