CBI court orders to frame charges against Justice Nirmal Yadav

CBI court orders to frame charges against Justice Nirmal Yadav

A Special CBI court here today ordered to frame charges against former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav for her alleged involvement in the 2008 cash-at-judge's door case.

Justice Yadav, who later retired as Judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, has been charged for corruption under Section 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Special CBI Judge Vimal Kumar ordered to frame charges while making it clear that all the five accused involved in the case will be charged as per the chargesheet filed by CBI against them in March 2011.

The actual framing of charges against the accused in the case, all of whom barring Justice Yadav were present in the jam-packed courtroom, will now take place on August 12.

CBI Special Public Prosecutor Anupam Gupta was also present.

Justice Yadav had sought exemption from appearing in person and was now expected to appear before the court on next date of hearing.

The other accused in the case are Sanjiv Bansal, former Additional Advocate General, Haryana, Delhi-based hotelier Ravinder Singh, city-based businessman Rajiv Gupta and one Nirmal Singh.

Meanwhile, talking to reporters outside the court complex later, Gupta said, "the charges will actually be framed on August 12."

He said the "stage has now been set for the trial of Justice Nirmal Yadav and all the other accused."

"Today was fixed for orders on the basic issue whether the accused deserved to be charged or were they entitled to be discharged. The CBI Special Judge has given his order as to whether the charges should be framed or not.

"He has dismissed the application of accused Sanjiv Bansal seeking discharge," Gupta said.

He said all the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC, which were invoked by the CBI in the chargesheet, have been accepted to be framed.

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