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SC refers to 5-judge constitution bench plea seeking probe into medical scam case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme on Thursday referred to a five-judge constitution bench a seeking probe into the alleged role of a retired High judge in a scam involving a medical institution and casting its shadows on the functioning of the top

The bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer directed the CBI Director to keep the entire record of its investigations into the matter and the case diary in a sealed cover and place it before the constitution bench that will hear the matter on Monday (November 13).

The said that the constitution bench would comprise five senior most judges of the top

The did not say anything on a plea by senior counsel Dushyant Dave that the constitution bench should not include Chief Justice Dipak Misra as the matter relating to the medical institution in question was heard by the bench headed by him.

On Wednesday, a was filed seeking a SIT probe into the matter before Justice Chelameswar and he agreed to hear it.

However, in the post lunch session on Wednesday it surfaced that the matter that Justice Chelameswar had said he would hear was assigned to another bench by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

In September, the CBI had arrested retired High judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi and five others, including the chairman of a private medical college in Lucknow, in connection with the medical admission scam case.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 18:06 IST
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