New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested retired Orissa high court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi and four others in connection with a corruption case, agency officials said on Thursday.

The arrests were made late on Wednesday night after a detailed search operation at eight locations, including the residence of justice (retired) Quddusi in Greater Kailash.

Searches were also carried out in Bhubaneswar and Lucknow. The others arrested in the case are B.P. Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Educational Trust which runs a medical college in Lucknow, Biswanath Agrawala, a middleman, and hawala operator Ramdev Saraswat, the CBI officials said. “The arrested accused will be produced before a competent court today," a CBI spokesperson said.

The spokesperson had on Wednesday said that a case was registered against them for allegedly trying to settle an ongoing matter related to a medical college being barred from admitting new students.