Court issues fresh summons to Justice Nirmal Yadav

A special court issued fresh summons to former Punjab and Haryana HC judge Justice Nirmal Yadav in connection with the 2008 scam.

Chandigarh: A special court here on Monday
issued fresh summons to former Punjab and Haryana High Court
judge Justice Nirmal Yadav in connection with the 2008
"cash-at-judge`s door" scam.

Earlier, the CBI Special Court here had summoned
Justice (retd) Yadav for personal appearance on May 19 and
July 9, but she had failed to appear.

The court while adjourning the case to August 27 also
directed that a copy of the fresh summons be pasted outside
her Gurgaon residence.

The CBI counsel told the court that nobody had received
the previous summons at Yadav`s Gurgaon`s residence.

Earlier taking cognisance of the offences in the
chargesheet filed by the CBI against Justice Yadav on March 4,
hours after she retired as a judge of the Uttarakhand High
Court, and others, the special court had issued notice to
Yadav and others for personal appearance.

On an earlier hearing in the case on April 6 after
filing of the charge sheet, the CBI had submitted a 126-page
documentary evidence in the case.

The agency had on March 4 filed a charge sheet against
him and four others for alleged criminal conspiracy and
corruption in the scam.

The 25-page charge sheet against Justice Yadav and the
others was filed in the court of the special CBI judge here
under various sections, including 120-B of the IPC relating to
conspiracy and sections 11 and 12 of the Prevention of
Corruption Act.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court was rocked by
controversy after a sum of Rs 15 lakh was wrongly delivered at
the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, another judge of the
High Court here, on August 13, 2008, following which she
reported the matter to the Chandigarh Police. The money,
allegedly meant for Justice Yadav, was said to have been
delivered to Justice Kaur due to confusion over their names.

Justice Yadav had denied the allegation that the money
was meant for her and proceeded on leave after the case
surfaced. Later, she was transferred as a judge of the
Uttarakhand High Court.


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