Chandigarh: The special CBI court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of 2008 cash-at-judge's door scam, involving former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav, to October 22.

The court also directed Justice Yadav to appear before it on the next hearing on October 22.

On Saturday she did not appear in the court and furnished a medical certificate, seeking exemption from personal appearance.

Special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta sought two-day time to present evidence before the court on the behalf of the prosecution.

After the court hearing, Gupta told reporters that the case would be heard consecutively for two days on October 22, 23 and argument would be done over the framing of charges.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had refused to quash criminal proceeding against Nirmal Yadav in the case.

The Apex Court, however, allowed Yadav to raise all her objections before the trial court and asked the lower court to decide the case against her without being influenced by the High Court's verdict allowing her criminal prosecution.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court was rocked by the controversy after a sum of Rs 15 lakh was delivered at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur, another judge of the High Court, on August 13, 2008, following which she reported the matter to Chandigarh Police.

The money, allegedly meant for Yadav, was said to have been delivered to Kaur due to confusion over their names. Yadav in her plea has denied the allegation that the money was meant for her.


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