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Case adjourned to June 3

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 18, 2013
First Published: 21:15 IST(18/5/2013) | Last Updated: 21:17 IST(18/5/2013)

CBI special judge Vimal Kumar on Saturday adjourned the hearing of the infamous cash at judge's doorstep case to June 3.

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Former high court judge Nirmal Yadav is an accused in the case.

CBI court deferred the hearing of the case in compliance to a Punjab and Haryana high court order, allowing the accused, justice Yadav, to inspect the files related to the case with the help of a stenographer. High court, while dismissing the application of justice Yadav, had directed the trial court to frame charges.

Earlier, CBI special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta had sought time to file a reply to a plea filed by former Haryana additional advocate general Sanjeev Bansal, also an accused, who had sought dropping of charges against him.

CBI was expected to file a reply, but on Saturday sought more time. Bansal in his application had claimed that he should be discharged, claiming that no case was made out against him. Bansal, in his plea, said that the CBI charge sheet in the case was in conflict with the findings of the Gokhle committee.

The case had made headlines after Rs. 15 lakh were delivered wrongly at the residence of justice Nirmaljit Kaur, another high court judge, on August 13, 2008. She had reported the matter to Chandigarh Police. Investigations, subsequently handed over to CBI, revealed that the money was meant for justice Yadav.

Justice Yadav and Rajiv Gupta, who had sought exemption from personal appearance, were present in the court on Saturday. 

Accused seeks release of confiscated documents

Delhi-based hotelier, Ravinder Singh Bhasin, also an accused in the case moved an application, seeking the release of documents seized by the CBI. Bhasin claimed that he needed the documents that were confiscated by CBI. CBI is expected to file reply by June 3.
 
Justice Yadav to move SC for documents related to case

Counsel of justice Yadav on Saturday told the CBI special court that she would move Supreme Court, seeking access to copies related to the case. Earlier, the Punjab and Haryana high court had upheld the CBI court's order which had refused access to the copies to justice Yadav.

The CBI special court had declined her plea for photocopies of the documents relating to the case, though it had allowed her to inspect the documents with the help of a stenographer.

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