The Supreme Court on 5 January quashed the FIR lodged against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials for wrongly raiding the house of a sitting Odisha High Court judge in connection with the medical college admission scam case.
However, the investigating agency and its officers had apologized for the mistake to the concerned judge whose residence was raided.
The matter pertains to a medical college bribery scam against IM Quddusi (retired Orissa High Court judge) who was arrested among others, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Quddusi allegedly used his influence to help Uttar Pradesh-based Prasad Education Trust in "settling" a matter involving their plea to set up medical colleges pending in the Supreme Court.
The Trust owned one of the 46 medical colleges barred by the central government from admitting students.
The accused were subsequently granted bail, but the same was not challenged by the CBI.
Following granting of the bail, advocate Kamini Jaiswal had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking the constitution of an SIT to investigate the allegations, with a retired judge monitoring the same.
Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) had also filed a similar petition.