A CBI Special Court on Friday brushed aside the agency’s closure report on the ‘cash-at-judge's-door’ case, ordering further investigation, and fixed May 26 as the next date for hearing of the case.
The case came to light in August 2008 when Justice Nirmaljeet Kaur of Punjab and Haryana High Court reported to the police that Rs 15 lakh, meant for another high court judge, was “wrongly delivered” at her residence.
The CBI judge directed the agency to find out the purpose of the “money transaction”, allegedly involving Justice Nirmal Yadav of the high court.
The CBI moved the court in December 2009, for the closure of the case, arguing that it had been denied the sanction without which it cannot proceed against a high court judge.
The court earlier rejected a petition of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association against the Central Bureau of Investigation’s closure request.