A court here today adjourned the cash-at-judge’s door case till November 13 following CBI’s submission that prosecution sanction against Justice Nirmal Yadav was awaited.
CBI had earlier sought permission from the Law and Justice Ministry and the President Secretariat for initiating prosecution against Justice Nirmal Yadav.
After the plea, CBI’s Special Judge Darshan Singh adjourned the case till next hearing.
The CBI had earlier filed a closure report in the case in December last year maintaining that it did not have prosecution sanction against Justice Yadav, following which the Punjab and Haryana Bar Association had filed a protest petition against the closure report.
Later, the Special CBI Court here had ordered further investigation in the matter.
In March, the CBI’s Special Court here had ordered further investigations by the CBI, brushing aside the agency’s closure report.
The case came to light in August 2008 when an amount of Rs. 15 lakh was “wrongly delivered” at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here following which she reported the matter to the police.
The money was actually meant for another judge, it was contended.
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, 2008.
The then Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice Nirmal Yadav had denied the allegation that the money delivered at Justice Kaur’s residence was actually meant for her. Justice Yadav was later, however, transferred to the Uttarakhand High Court.