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.
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.
Last week a Supreme Court bench, consisting of Justices J Chelameshwar and Abdul Nazeer, referred the PIL to a five-judge bench, scheduled to conduct a hearing on November 12.
However, the next day, another Supreme Court bench comprising the current Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra pronounced the order by Justice J Chelameswar null and void.
The much publicised court proceeding was even termed as a black day in the history of the Supreme Court. (ANI)