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Cash-at-judge’s door scam: Charges framed against Justice Nirmal Yadav

Justice Yadav allegedly demanded bribe for deciding a judgment in favour of a client.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2013 3:21:21 pm

Charges were framed against former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav in the 2008 cash-at-judge’s door scandal.

Special CBI Judge,Chandigarh Vimal Kumar framed the charges under Prevention of Corruption against Yadav in the infamous case.

Justice Yadav was chargesheeted by the CBI for allegedly demanding and receiving an amount of Rs 15 lakh for deciding a judgment in favour of a client of lawyer Sanjiv Bansal,a co accused in the case.

Other than Justice Yadav,charges have been framed against four others in the scam. These are lawyer Sanjiv Bansal (who got the money delivered); Delhi businessman Ravinder Singh (who sent the amount of Rs 15 lakh); Rajiv Gupta (business partner of Sanjiv Bansal and who delivered the packet to Yadav on August 14,2008); and Nirmal Singh (private person).

A major controversy had erupted after Rs 15 lakh was delivered at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur,another judge of the same High Court,in August 2008.

After she reported the matter to the Chandigarh Police,an inquiry was instituted and it was alleged that the money was meant for Yadav but was delivered to Kaur due to confusion over their names. Yadav,in her plea,had denied the allegation.

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