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Another corruption case filed against former Allahabad High Court Judge Justice SN Shukla

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A second case has been registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation against the former Justice of Allahabad High Court Justice SN Shukla for allegedly acquiring disproportionate assets worth ₹2.55 crore during his tenure as a judge.

The first information report (FIR) was lodged on Wednesday when the Deputy superintendent of police,CBI filed a written complaint.

As per the FIR the prima-facie ,the Justice allegedly acquired assets worth ₹2,54,56,786 in the name of his wife, Suchita Tiwari and brother of first wife, Saideen Tiwari during the period from April 1, 2014 to December 6, 2019.

This is not the sole case on the justice but  the second corruption case against the judge.

The judge is bene earlier booked by CBI for accepting bribes from Prasad Education Trust-run Glocal Medical College in return for favourable verdict.

A corruption case has been registered against the justice on December 4, 2019 for the criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code and corruption under the Prevention of corruption Act.

CBI conducted searches at the residence of former judge,in which it was found that Justice Shukla being a public servant had intentionally illicitly acquired assets by corrupt and illegal means in the name of his wife and first wife’s brother.

The allegations against Shukla were first brought forth in 2017 when medical institutions were learnt to have made payments running into crores to bribe senior for the revocation of the college’s recognition.

One of the names that surfaced during the inquiries was Justice Shukla’s. 

The then Chief Justice of India, in 2017, constituted a committee after a complaint against him was moved by the Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh against Justice Shukla.

When the committee’ gave its report  onJustice Shukla for wrongdoing, he was reportedly asked to resign from his position , which he refused.

In June 2019, then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi asked for impeached of Justice but this could not be worked on.

After the sanction from then CJI Gogoi,2019,the CBI initiated criminal proceedings against the judge, charging him with accepting illegal gratification in cases pertaining to the college.

Justice Shukla retired for service in 2020.

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