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CBI seeks more time for chargesheet in 'Cash-at-judge-door' case

The CBI on Saturday sought more time from a trial court in Chandigarh to file a chargesheet against a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the 'cash-at-judge door' case. Special CBI Judge Jagdeep Jain fixed February ten as the next date of hearing. The case relates to delivery of Rs 15 lakh cash at the residence of Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmaljit Kaur in August last year who filed a police complaint stating that the money was allegedly routed by former Haryana Additional Advocate General Sanjiv Bansal through a courier Parkash Ram at the behest of Delhi-hotelier Ravinder Singh. Following the complaint, two separate investigations were instituted, one by a three-judge committee set up by the Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishna and another by the CBI. While the CBI had sought to prosecute another Punjab and Haryana Judge Nirmal Yadav in the case, Balakrishnan had issued her a show cause notice based on the report of the committee. In its investigation report submitted to the Supreme Court and the Centre on 23rd January, the CBI had recommended prosecution of Justice Yadav. The three-judge committee comprising Chief Justices Hemant Laxman Gokhale of the Allahabad High Court and K S Radhakrishnan of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Delhi High Court Judge Madan B Lokur, submitted its report to the CJI on 12th December last year.
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