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Nirmal Yadav demands stay on trial,moves HC

Yadav has requested the court to stay proceedings of the trial pending in the special CBI court.

Written by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published: November 18, 2013 12:22:49 am

Summond by the special CBI court in Chandigarh on November 26 for framing of corruption charges against her,Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav on Saturday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court,demanding a stay on the trial of cash at judge’s door scam.

Yadav has requested the court to stay proceedings of the trial pending in the special CBI court. She petitioned the high court after special CBI Judge Vimal Kumar last week announced that he will frame charges against her and other accused notwithstanding the revision petition earlier filed by Yadav in the high court.

Admitting Yadav’s petition,Justice N K Sanghi of the high court,on September 13,had virtually stayed the trial by summoning the entire original record from the CBI court. However,on October 26,the HC (administrative side) returned the original records to the CBI court and decided to keep photocopies. This facilitated in the resumption of trial.

Observing that in absence of any formal stay from the high court,the CBI court can proceed with the trial,Special CBI Judge Vimal Kumar had directed Yadav to be present in the court on November 26 for framing of charges.

Now,Yadav has demanded that the trial be put to a hold till the high court decides her revision petition. Yadav has argued that since she has challenged the judgment of CBI court in her revision petition,it must be decided first by the high court and till then,the trial be stayed. Yadav’s fresh application will come up for hearing in high court this week.

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