Court issues fresh summons to Justice Nirmal Yadav
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Last Updated: Monday, August 01, 2011, 23:39
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.


First Published: Monday, August 01, 2011, 23:39

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