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Graft case: Delhi court grants bail to ex-HC judge Quddusi

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to retired Chhattisgarh High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi in an alleged medical college corruption case.
Special Judge Manoj Jain granted bail to Quddusi on a personal bond of Rs one lakh and a surety of a like amount.
Quddusi is currently in Tihar jail from where he will be released. Another accused, Bhawna Pandey, was also granted interim bail for one week. However, the court kept the bail pleas of B P Yadav, the chairman of a medical college, and his son Palash Yadav of Prasad Institute of Medical Science in Lucknow, pending. These will be decided on October 6.
The court had on September 25 rejected the CBI's plea to interrogate Justice Quddusi.
The CBI had sought the custody of Quddusi and Yadav alleging they were not cooperating in the probe and are to be quizzed further regarding similar cases involving 46 medical colleges debarred by the government from admitting students due to sub-standard facilities. Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences is one of these 46 debarred institutions.
According to the CBI, the arrests were made on September 20 after search operations at eight locations, including the residence of Quddusi in Greater Kailash area of South Delhi, as also in Bhubaneswar and Lucknow. It said that a case was registered against them for allegedly trying to settle an ongoing matter relating to a medical college barred from admitting new students.
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