press trust of india
Chandigarh, 12 November
A Special CBI Court has decided to go ahead with framing of charges against former High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav and other accused in the cash-at-judge’s door case of 2008.
The Court yesterday directed Yadav and other accused in the case to appear before it on 26 November.
Ms Yadav had sought exemption from personal appearance citing health grounds, but CBI special prosecutor Anupam Gupta had termed it as “pretence”.
Earlier, Ms Yadav’s counsel had sought adjournment of the case on the grounds that her revision petition challenging the CBI special court order of 31 July was pending before Punjab and Haryana High Court.
However, the CBI court said there was no stay on proceedings and therefore, the court could proceed with framing of the charges.
On 31 July, the CBI Court had accepted the CBI charge- sheet for framing of charges in the case against former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge and the other accused.
The other accused are Sanjiv Bansal, former Additional Advocate General, Haryana, Delhi-based hotelier Ravinder Singh, city-based businessman Rajiv Gupta and one Nirmal Singh.
A packet with Rs 15 lakh was allegedly wrongly delivered at Nirmaljit Kaur&’s house, who was also High Court judge, in 2008.