A CBI special court on Saturday fixed October 22 and 23 for arguments on framing of charges against the accused in the infamous cash-at-judge's door scam of 2008, in which former Punjab and Haryana high court judge Nirmal Yadav is an accused.
Hearing in the case resumed here on Saturday as both the high court and apex court have rejected Yadav's petitions that contested the grant of prosecution against her in the case by the then Chief Justice of India.
Quashing her plea on September 10, the apex court had however allowed Yadav to raise all her objections before the special CBI court. On Saturday, the court allowed Yadav's plea for exemption from personal appearance in court on medical grounds. All other accused, namely Sanjeev Bansal,
Rajeev Gupta, Ravinder Singh and Nirmal Singh were however present in the court. The court adjourned the case after CBI special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta sought minimum two consecutive days to address the arguments.
Pertinently, Yadav's counsel informed the court that in pursuance of the apex court order of September 10, he intended to file an application seeking summoning of the record pertaining to grant of sanction of prosecution against Yadav. Yadav's counsel also contended that perusal of the record regarding sanction would also be essential for the court, and hence he would be filling application for summoning of the said record.
Meanwhile, counsel for another co-accused Ravinder Singh moved an application to plead for permanent release of Singh's passport.