The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a charge sheet in the cash-in-bag scam against Justice Nirmal Yadav, who retired from the Uttarakhand High Court.
The scam had surfaced in 2008 when Justice Yadav was serving as a judge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.
The charge sheet was filed in the designated CBI court here under Sections 11 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), Section 120B of IPC besides destruction of evidence. The matter will now come up for hearing on April 6.
The President of India had accorded sanction to prosecute Justice Yadav earlier this week. The CBI, which had investigated the case, had filed a closure report in December 2009 on the basis of “denial of prosecution sanction.”
The designated court had refused to accept the report and the premier investigative agency had sought sanction to prosecute the judge.
The matter had come to notice when a bag containing Rs. 15 lakh in cash was “mistakenly delivered” at the residence of another judge. The CBI had found that the “cash'' was meant for Justice Yadav to allegedly purchase land in Solan in Himachal Pradesh.