A special CBI court here today framed charges against former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav in the 2008 cash-at-judge’s door case after the Supreme Court dismissed her plea for stay on proceedings of the trial court.
Special CBI court judge Vimal Kumar framed charges against Yadav under Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and four others under various sections of the IPC, including Section 120-B (conspiracy).
On July 31 last year, the CBI court here had accepted the CBI charge-sheet for framing of charges in the case against her and others accused.
The others accused in the case are Sanjiv Bansal, former Additional Advocate General, Haryana, Ravinder Singh, a Delhi-based hotelier , Rajiv Gupta, the city-based businessman and one Nirmal Singh.
All the five accused were present in the court.
The case had hit headlines after a packet containing Rs 15 lakh was allegedly wrongly delivered at the residence of Nirmaljit Kaur, who was also High Court judge, on August 13, 2008.
The matter was reported to the Chandigarh Police, but the case was later handed over to CBI.
CBI had on March 4, 2011 charge-sheeted Justice Nirmal Yadav, who was then a judge in the Uttarakhand High Court, in the case on the day of her retirement.
She had been transferred from the Punjab and Haryana High Court in November 2009.
CBI held that justice Yadav had committed an offence punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, while the court had also ordered framing of charges against Bansal, Gupta and Singh under various Sections of the IPC including 120-B.