Judge bribery case: CBI moves plea for document

Seeking discharge in the infamous cash-at-judge's-door case in which Justice Nirmal Yadav (retd) was accused, the co-accused in the case, Sanjeev Bansal, moved an application in the CBI Special Court on February 19. The application was moved just before the arguments for framing of charges was to be initiated. The CBI has also moved an application for permission to add a document in the case file, which is also mentioned in the chargesheet.

The CBI Special Court has adjourned the case to March 21 for both the parties to submit their replies and start the arguments for framing of charges.

Bansal, co-accused and former Additional Advocate General, Haryana, had moved an application stating that his offence had not been proven. The CBI has sought time to reply to the application.

Also, the CBI has moved an application stating that the statement of Bansal was recorded on August 13, 2008 after Justice Nirmaljit Kaur reported to the police that cash worth Rs 15 lakh was delivered to her but did not belong to her. The accused had then stated that the cash was meant for a person named Nirmal Singh.

However, later during investigation, the accused had admitted that an alibi of Nirmal Singh was created by the accused. "He had given it in writing and had even signed it. So we have sought permission from the court to add that document to the file as it is mentioned in the chargesheet but had been missed out by mistake to be added in the file," said the public prosecutor.

Sanjeev Bansal has sought time to reply in the same. For the filing of both replies - one by Bansal regarding adding a copy of his statement and the CBI to Bansal's application seeking discharge from the case - time till March 21 has been given.

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