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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Cash at judge's door: Statements of two cops recorded

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, August 02, 2014
First Published: 21:02 IST(2/8/2014) | Last Updated: 21:05 IST(2/8/2014)

During the resumed hearing of the infamous cash at judge's door scam in which justice Nirmal Yadav is named as accused, court recorded statement of the then station house officer (SHO) police station sector 11, RC Sharma.
 
RC Sharma was posted as SHO police station 11 where the case was registered and was questioned on the sequence of events which led to registration of the FIR.
The hearing of the case was deferred to September 6.
 
Testifying before the court he clarified that before registering the case the police investigations had ruled out the possibility that the money was not delivered wrongly. In his statement, Sharma clarified that investigations had ruled out the possibility that the money was to be delivered at Justice Nirmaljit Kaur's residence. He said the parcel sent by Sanjeev Bansal was wrongly delivered at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur owing to confusion of the clerk Parkash Ram, who had come to deliver the parcel. 
 
Before adjourning the hearing the court also recorded the statement of sub inspector Joginder Singh, who gave details about the recovery of the parcel containing money and clerk Parkash Ram being brought to police station.  
 
It is pertinent to mention that in 2008, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a case under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act against justice Yadav along with former additional advocate general of Haryana Sanjiv Bansal; Chandigarh-based businessman Rajiv Gupta; Delhi-based hotelier Ravinder Singh Bhasin and Nirmal Singh.
 
The case made headlines after Rs. 15 lakh allegedly intended to be given to Yadav as bribe were wrongly delivered at the residence of justice Nirmaljit Kaur, another high court judge, on August 13, 2008, following which she reported the matter to the UT police. Investigations subsequently handed over to the CBI had revealed that the money was meant for Yadav. It was on March 4, 2011, when the CBI had filed a charge sheet in the case.

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