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HT Correspondent
Chandigarh, July 21, 2013
Named as an accused in the infamous cash at judge's door, former additional advocate general (AAG) of Haryana Sanjiv Bansal, defending himself before the court, claimed that no case is made out against him and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has failed to prove the allegations.

Bansal has already moved an application before CBI special judge Vimal Kumar, seeking discharge from the case.
Making submissions before the court, Bansal said, “The air ticket of justice Nirmal Yadav was booked by me on the request of Delhi-based hotelier Ravinder Singh, and it was handed over to him.”

Bansal was arguing against the CBI's evidence that he had booked an air ticket for Yadav from Chandigarh to Delhi on August 2, 2008. He even pointed out that Yadav's return ticket was booked by Ravinder himself.

“There is no case against me. The CBI had failed to put any evidence forward against me in the case. Even the call detail record presented by the CBI before the court has failed to show that I was in contact with Yadav ever, there is not even a single call as per the details provided by the investigating agency.”

CBI fails to bring new evidence on record: Defence counsel

Resuming the arguments against framing of charges, defence counsel for justice Yadav submitted that despite reinvestigations in the case, the CBI had failed to bring any fresh evidence on record.
“The CBI had sought prosecution sanction thrice in the case and twice it was recommended that no action is required to be taken,” submitted advocate SK Garg Narwana, while defending justice Yadav in the case.

'Rs 15 lakh was Ravinder's share for Solan land deal'

Defending justice Yadav, Narwana submitted that Rs. 15 lakh in question was the share of the payment for the Solan plot by Delhi-based hotelier Ravinder.

“It is admitted case of the CBI that the money was meant for buying Solan plot and was sent by Ravinder through Bansal, then how can they now connect it to a judgment pronounced months back. Ravinder is one of the partners who had bought the land,” argued Narwana, while relying on the statements of three independent witnesses that Ravinder was one of the co-owners of the plot in Solan.