The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is at the receiving end since one of their officers has been slapped with trespassing and other charges after he and his team landed up at the wrong address.
As reported by India.com, the officials of the CBI on Tuesday were supposed to raid retired Chief Justice IM Quddusi on the charges of corruption, however, it landed up at the residence of an Orissa High Court judge Justice Chitta Ranjan Dash in Cuttack.
The officials of the security agency immediately left the spot after identifying their mistake, as quoted by the CBI.
Chief Justice of Orissa High Court summoned the Director General of Police and the Commissioner after this embarrassing incident, reported Economic Times.
In a press conference on Thursday, the Police Commissioner Commissioner YB Khurania said that investigating agency did not follow SOP (Standard operating procedure) while entering the house of sitting Orissa HC judge.
A case has been registered against CBI officer PK Mishra and his team under sections 448 (trespassing), 353 (obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty), section 511 and 34 of the IPC (Indian Penal code).
Earlier, the officials of the security agency had raided the residence of Quddusi in another location in the national capital.
The retired judge is allegedly accused of plotting to settle a case in favour of Lucknow based Institute of Medical Science. In regards to this case, CBI had scanned other places in the country including the residence of Biswanath Agrawala (middleman in corruption) in Bhubaneswar.
Background for the case against IM Quddusi: A FIR has been registered against Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi, BP Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Educational Trust that runs a medical college in Lucknow, Biswanath Agrawala, and two others—Bhawana Pandey and Sudhir Giri.
The Prasad Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, was among the 46 medical institutes barred by the government from admitting new students for the next two years because of flaws in infrastructure. The issue had been challenged in the Supreme Court.
Quddusi had assured of getting the matter resolved in the Supreme Court with his contacts. BP Yadav then got in touch with Justice Quddusi and B Pandey through Sudhir Giri of Venkateshwara Medical College, Meerut. The middleman was roped in by Quddusi as he claimed to have contacts with senior relevant public functionaries.