Cash at judge's-door case: Nirmal Yadav case adjourned to May 20

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 judge's-door case.

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 May 20.

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."