New Delhi, Apr 5: Former judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court Nirmal Yadav has approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of proceedings against her in the 2008 cash-at-judge's door case.
She has sought quashing of the charge sheet filed by CBI against against her on the ground that Chief Justice S H Kapadia has no power to recommend sanction to prosecute her as it was denied by the previous CJI K G Balakrishnan.
She moved the apex court challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court's order dismissing her plea contesting grant of sanction for her prosecution in the case.
The President had granted prosecution sanction on March 1 last year.
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.
The High Court had rejected Yadav's plea on November 14 last year saying that she cannot claim any special right merely because she had occupied the high constitutional office.
It had said that that there was no order by former CJI Balakrishnan declining the prosecution sanction and records confirmed that Justice Kapadia had examined the question of sanction against her for the first time.
The charge sheet was filed against her by the CBI in the Special Court on March 4 last year, a day after Yadav, then posted as Judge of the Uttrakhand High Court, retired.