The CBI special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta on Friday referred to an official note of the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) that said that there cannot be a more comprehensive and discerning order of sanction to prosecute Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav at the highest level of the government.
Consisting of eight pages and 20 paragraphs,the PMOs note has considered each and every crucial aspect of the Cash-at-Judges door scam,from phone calls exchanged among co accused including Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav to the Solan land deal,the CBI said on Friday.
Paragraph four of the PMO note reads that Justice Nirmaljit Kaur has no connection with Delhi businessman Ravinder Singh who had sent Rs 15 lakh for Justice Yadav through lawyer Sanjiv Bansal.
Anupam Gupta on Friday read out details of the PMO note dated February 3,2011. After considering all aspects,the then Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily had signed the note on February 7,2011 after which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed it on February 15,2011. Finally,the President of India had signed it on February 25,2011.
Emphasising on the comprehensiveness with which all aspects have been covered and looked into by the highest authorities of the government,Gupta said that if this sanction (against Yadav) is not valid,then there cannot be any sanction which can be termed valid.
He added that sanction has been granted after dispelling all doubts regarding the case.
This was stated by CBI special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta in response to challenge thrown to the validity of the prosecution sanction by Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav.
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