Challenging the order of the CBI special court to frame corruption charges against her and other accused in the cash-for-judge scam, justice Nirmal Yadav (retired) has moved the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Through the revision petition, Yadav has prayed for quashing the order of July 31 passed by CBI special judge Vimal Kumar ordering framing of charges under section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. "After the competent authority, Chief Justice of India, had declined sanction for prosecution, there was no occasion for review of the order and for granting sanction for prosecution," submitted Yadav, in the revision petition seeking discharge from the allegations.
She has contended that "there is no direct evidence in the present case with regard to the motive, reward and delivery of the alleged amount".
The case had made headlines after Rs 15 lakh was delivered wrongly at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, another judge of the high court, on August 13, 2008, following which she reported the matter to the Chandigarh police. The investigations were subsequently handed over to CBI. The investigations reveled that the money was meant for justice Nirmal Yadav. It was on March 4, 2011 when the CBI had filed a chargesheet against Yadav and four others.
Denying having committed any offence, Yadav has submitted, "It is definite case of the prosecution that the money was required for financing the Solan land deal. Thus the same amount cannot be projected to have a different colour at this stage."
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