Court adjourns hearing on PF scam to Mar 14
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Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011, 18:55
Ghaziabad: The special CBI court, trying the Rs 6.58 crore provident fund scam in which six retired judges are accused, on Friday adjourned the hearing in the case to March 14 in view of the one-day strike called by the lawyers here.

CBI had filed a charge sheet against 78 people, including six retired judges, in the case involving alleged fraudulent withdrawal of crores of rupees, between 2001 and 2008, from PF of employees posted at Ghaziabad district court.

Six accused retired judges -- R P Mishra, R P Yadav, R N Mishra, A K Singh, R S Chaubey and Arun Kumar -- were asked to appear before the court on Friday. However, all of them did not turn up in the last hearing citing medical reasons.

CBI judge A K Singh had asked them to appear before it on February 18, failing which warrants would be issued against them. They were all present in the court today.

The scam was exposed after special CBI judge Rama Jain lodged a criminal case against 70 people at Kavi Nagar police station on February 15, 2008. However, no judge was named in the FIR.

While Ashutosh Asthana, the key accused who died in Dasna Jail in mysterious circumstances on November 18, 2009, had named 36 judges of the Supreme Court, high court and district courts as accused, the apex court permitted CBI to prosecute only six of them, now retired.


First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011, 18:55

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