Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high
Court Wednesday adjourned to May 20 the hearing on a petition of former Judge Nirmal Yadav in connection with the 2008 cash-at
Yadav is now expected to appear in person before a lower
court here on May 18.
A day after Justice Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia of the High
Court recused himself from hearing a plea of its former judge
Yadav challenging the summons issued to her for May 18 by a
special CBI court, the petition came up for hearing before
Justice Permod Kohli, who fixed May 20 as the next date of
hearing on the Justice (retd) Yadav`s plea.
Yadav had, in her application, sought quashing of the
summons directing her to appear in person on May 18 and of the
charge sheet filed by the CBI against her and others in the
Special Court here on March four.
Special Judge Ritu Tagore had issued summons against
Yadav on April 30 directing her to appear in person.
After Justice Ahluwalia had recused himself, her counsel
requested Acting Chief Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel to place the
matter before another judge.
A request was also made to fix the case for hearing on
Yadav`s counsel, in her petition, has claimed the
"sanction for her prosecution was granted by the President of
India without there being any fresh material placed before the
competent authority by the CBI requiring review of the earlier
order declining such sanction."