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Justice Nirmal Yadav likely to be transferred to Uttarakhand

india Updated: Nov 17, 2009 23:07 IST

Justice Nirmal Yadav, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, who was absolved of corruption charges, is likely to be transferred to the Uttarakhand High Court shortly.

The Law Ministry is processing the file to transfer Justice Yadav from Punjab and Haryana High Court, and she is likely to be posted to the Uttarakhand High Court, sources in the ministry said on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court Collegium had recently accepted a Law Ministry report absolving Justice Yadav in the 15-month-old 'cash-at-door' scam.

It was alleged that Rs 15 lakh in cash delivered at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur in Chandigarh in August last year was meant for Justice Nirmal Yadav but was delivered at the wrong address due to similarity of names.

Justice Yadav was kept off judicial duties after her name cropped up in the case.

The then Attorney General Milon Banerjee was asked to submit a report to the Law Ministry after difference of opinions had cropped up between the Director, CBI and Director, Prosecution on whether there were sufficient grounds to prosecute the judge.

After considering the views of the AG, the Collegium is understood to have decided against prosecuting her.