Ex-judge granted anticipatory bail

Justice Yadav had filed a petition in the High Court  apprehending her arrest in the case and had sought anticipatory bail. While granting the bail, the court asked her to appear before the special CBI court, Chandigarh, to furnish the bail bond. Justice Yadav has claimed innocence, stating that she had been falsely implicated because she happens to be the sister of a minister in the Haryana government.

The cash-in-bag scam came to the fore after a clerk, allegedly sent by the then Additional Advocate General of Haryana Sajeev Bansal, dropped the money at the official residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur on August 13, 2008. Justice Kaur reported the matter to the local police about an attempt to bribe her with a briefcase containing Rs 15 lakh in cash.

On investigation by the CBI and an in-house panel of three judges, Justice Yadav was held responsible for irregular purchase of land at Solan. It was also found that the cash was actually to be deposited at Justice Yadav’s residence and not the residence of Justice Kaur.

On March 4 this year, the CBI filed a charge sheet against advocate Sanjeev Bansal, Delhi based hotelier Ravinder Bhasin, Justice Nirmal Yadav and others in the case.

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