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Shailee Dogra, Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, July 31, 2013
Retired high court judge, justice Nirmal Yadav, will face trial for corruption as CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Wednesday ordered framing of charges against justice Yadav and the other accused in the cash-at-judge's-door case. Announcing the framing of charges in the case in which justice Yadav is an accused, the CBI special judge said, "All charges as per the chargesheet filed by the CBI will be framed on August 12."

A corruption case was registered in August 2008 under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Yadav and Delhi-based hotelier Ravinder Singh, along with Sanjiv Bansal, former additional advocate general of Haryana; Rajiv Gupta, a Chandigarh-based businessman; and one Nirmal Singh.

All accused were present in the court except justice Yadav who had sought exemption on health grounds. 

CBI special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta said, "The CBI's case has been accepted in entirety for the purpose of framing of charges. On August 12, charges will be framed against the accused and all of them will have to be present in the court."

Vishal Garg Narwana, defence counsel representing justice Yadav, said, "The copy of the order will be available once the charges are framed and the future course of action will be decided then. But we will challenge the framing of charges in the high court."
 
What the accused have been charged with

Justice Yadav will face trial under Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Section 11 deals with public servant obtaining valuable thing, without consideration from person concerned in proceeding or business transacted by such public servant.
Punishment: Jail term ranging from six months to 5 years.

Sanjiv Bansal, Ravinder Singh and Rajiv Gupta will face trial under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), read with Section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Section 12 pertains to punishment for abetment of offences under Section 11.
Punishment: Jail term ranging from six months to 5 years.

Bansal, along with Nirmal Singh and Rajiv Gupta, will also face trial for offences committed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code punishable under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), read with Section 193 (false evidence), read with Section 192 (fabricating false evidence), 196 (using evidence known to be false), 199 (false statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence) and 200 (using as true such declaration knowing it to be false).
Punishment: Jail term up to three years.