Cash-at-judge`s door case adjourned till Dec 14

A court adjourned the cash-at-judge`s door case till December 14 as the Judge hearing the matter is on leave.

Chandigarh: A court on Saturday adjourned the cash-at-judge`s door case till December 14 as the Judge hearing the matter is on leave.

CBI`s Special Judge Darshan Singh, hearing the petition, is on leave following which the matter was posted for next month.

On the previous hearing on October 7, the case had been adjourned following CBI`s submission that prosecution sanction
against Justice Nirmal Yadav was awaited.

CBI had earlier sought permission from the Law and Justice Ministry and the President Secretariat for initiating prosecution against Justice Nirmal Yadav.

The CBI had earlier filed a closure report in the case in December last year maintaining that it did not have prosecution sanction against Justice Yadav, following which
the Punjab and Haryana Bar Association had filed a protest
petition against the closure report.

Later, the Special CBI court here had ordered further investigation in the matter.

In March, the CBI`s Special Court here had ordered further investigations by the CBI, brushing aside the agency`s closure report.

The case came to light in August 2008 when an amount of Rs 15 lakh was "wrongly delivered" at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here following which she reported the matter to the police. The money was actually meant for another judge, it was contended.
Sanjeev Bansal, Rajiv Gupta, a businessman and other accused Prakash Ram and Nirmal Singh had got bail in October 2008 in the case, while the fifth accused, Delhi-based Ravinder Singh was granted bail on November 6, 2008.

Ram, clerk of Sanjeev Bansal, had allegedly delivered the money after which the police registered an FIR on August 16, 2008. The case was later handed over to the CBI on August 28, 2008.

The then Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice Nirmal Yadav had denied the allegation that the money delivered at Justice Kaur`s residence was actually meant for her. Justice Yadav was later, however, transferred to the Uttarakhand High Court.


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