Cuttack: In a fresh twist in CBI’s visit to residence of a judge of Orissa High Court in the wee hours of Wednesday, the central investigating agency has refuted the allegation of trespassing into any sitting judge’s official quarters.
CBI’s refutation of the allegation holds importance as the Twin City Commissionerate police yesterday suo motu registered a case against the former over alleged trespassing into the official quarters of a sitting judge of the Orissa High Court.
“CBI strongly refutes any allegation of attempt to search or trespass at the residence of any sitting Orissa High Court judge,” the CBI said in a release.
“On basis of secret information, CBI apprehended a private person with Rs 1 crore received as bribe in a case related to a private medical college. Related to this case, CBI is investigating the role of a retired Orissa High Court judge along with other persons,” the release said.
“During the said investigation, CBI team visited several places last night, including current and past residences of the said retired Orissa High Court judge. In course of this, a CBI team with independent witnesses also visited the former residence of the retired Orissa High Court judge in Cuttack last night for recovering incriminating documents and cash,” it said.
“The CBI team was informed at the gate that the said retired judge was no longer residing there. The CBI immediately left the location and informed the local police of the development,” the release added.
Notably, Commissionerate Police has registered a case against CBI Inspector P K Mishra and team under sections 120(B), 353, 511 and 34 of the IPC based on the report of the security personnel who was on duty at the residence.
“The CBI officials had asked the security personnel on duty in front of the house to allow them to enter it. The security personnel had told them that the judge whom they were searching for didn’t stay there. They were arguing when Cantonment police station PCR reached the spot. They couldn’t show search warrant nor have they observed protocol,” informed Police Commissioner Y B Khurania at a press meet yesterday.