Chandigarh: The CBI has sought the sanction
to prosecute Justice Nirmal Yadav, currently a Judge at the
Uttarakhand High Court, in the cash-at-judge`s door scam.
CBI`s Public Prosecutor P K Dogra yesterday submitted an
application seeking sanction to prosecute Justice Yadav before
CBI`s Special Judge Darshan Singh here who adjourned the
matter till September 4.
Justice Yadav was a judge at the Punjab and Haryana High
Court when the scam was unearthed nearly two years ago.
The premier investigation agency had earlier filed a
closure report in the case in December last year maintaining
that it did not have prosecution sanction against Justice
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Association had filed a
protest petition against the CBI`s closure report in the case.
Later, the Special CBI Court here had ordered further
investigation into the matter.
The case came to light in August 2008 when a parcel
containing Rs 15 lakh was "wrongly delivered" at the residence
of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court
by a clerk with Sanjiv Bansal, former additional Advocate
General of Haryana following which she reported the matter to
The money was actually meant for another judge, it was
The CBI in its application mentioned that they had
written to the President`s office and the Law Ministry for
seeking the prosecution.
In March, the CBI`s Special Court here had ordered
further investigations by the CBI, brushing aside the agency`s
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,
The then High Court Judge Justice Nirmal Yadav had denied
the allegation that the money delivered at Justice Kaur`s
residence was actually meant for her.