A special CBI court in Chandigarh on Saturday adjourned till October 22 the hearing in the cash-at-judge’s door case against former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav.
“Special CBI Judge Ritu Tagore is on leave today and the case will be taken up on the next hearing,” Anupam Gupta, Special Public Prosecutor of the CBI, said.
On previous hearing held on September 16, Justice Yadav had sought permanent exemption from appearing before the Special CBI Court in the 2008 case against her on health grounds.
The Special CBI Judge had granted her exemption on that day while directing the prosecution to file its reply on Justice Yadav’s plea on October 8.
While seeking exemption from appearance in the case, Justice Yadav’s counsel had submitted before the Court that the former Judge had crossed the age of 62 years and was not in a position to come from Gurgaon, where she resides, due to health reasons as she is a diabetic and suffering from hypertension.
On August 27, Justice Yadav had appeared for the first time before the CBI Special Court and was granted bail after furnishing a bond.
The case had rocked the Punjab and Haryana High Court after Rs. 15 lakh was wrongly delivered at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, another judge of the High Court in Chandigarh, on August 13, 2008 following which she reported the matter to the Chandigarh Police.
The money, allegedly meant for Justice Yadav, was said to have been delivered to Justice Kaur due to confusion over their names.
Later, Justice Yadav was transferred as a judge of the Uttarakhand High Court.