A special CBI court on Friday adjourned the hearing in the cash-at-judge's-door case to July 14. The case had been listed for arguments on the framing of charges. Justice Nirmal Yadav (retd), a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court, is an accused in the case.
Special CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) judge Vimal Kumar adjourned the hearing after receiving Supreme Court orders directing the CBI court "not to proceed with the framing of charges against Yadav and the co-accused till the apex court adjudicates upon Yadav's special leave petition (SLP)… the trial court is requested to adjourn the case for three weeks".
Yadav had filed an SLP in the apex court, demanding quashing of the chargesheet against her and had requested the court to hear her SLP on May 28.
It was pointed out by the counsel of Yadav before the division bench of Justice BS Chauhan, "The matter is coming up before the trial court on June 2. In case the matter is not heard by the apex court prior to that, and in case the petitioner (Yadav) makes a request before the trial court, the trial court is requested to adjourn the case for three weeks."
Since, the court could not proceed with the hearing on the SLP on the same day; the division bench directed the trial court to adjourn the proceedings by three weeks.
Taking note of the apex court order, the special CBI court adjourned the hearing of the case.
Meanwhile, one other co-accused in the case Ravinder Singh hotelier moved an application before the court, seeking permission to go for a foreign trip later this month as the matter stands adjourned for more than a month.
The court allowed Singh's application to go to UK, Switzerland and China during June subject to he would submit a security bond of Rs 10 lakh with one surety before the court.
In addition, Singh will also have to deposit a fixed deposit receipt (FDR) of Rs 15 lakh in the court which will be returned to him only when he arrives back. The court even directed the bank not to allow to encash the FDR before his arrival.
In August 2008, a parcel containing Rs 15 lakh, allegedly meant for justice Nirmal Yadav (retd), had been handed over to justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana high court by Prakash Ram, a clerk for Sanjiv Bansal, then additional advocate general, Haryana.
The other accused in the case, advocate Sanjeev Bansal, property dealers Rajeev Gupta and Nirmal Singh and Delhi hotelier Ravinder Singh Bhasin.