Probe ordered into money sent to Punjab judge

August 16th, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) An inquiry has been initiated into a case where a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge complained that someone had delivered a bag full of money worth Rs.1.5 million at her residence, police said Friday. According to the complaint, an assistant of a senior advocate allegedly delivered a bag full of money at the residence of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur here Wednesday night.

“Parkash who is a munshi (assistant) in the office of Sanjeev Bansal, additional advocate general of Haryana, gave a bag full of notes to the guard positioned outside the house of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur in Sector 11. He told the guard to deliver the money to Nirmaljit,” Assistant Superintendent of Police Madhur Verma told IANS.

On seeing the notes in the bag, the guard immediately called Kaur. They stopped Parkash and called the police, Verma said. Parkash was taken to the police station in Sector 11 and Sanjeev Bansal was also later called for questioning, he added.

Justice Kaur said that she had informed the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court about the incident and demanded an immediate inquiry into the matter.

Parkash told the police that Bansal had sent him to deliver the money and that the money had come from Delhi.

But Bansal said the money was to be delivered to Nirmal Singh in Sector 18 in lieu of a property deal but Parkash had mistakenly delivered it to the wrong address, Verma said.

“The weird thing is how one can reach Sector 11 if he is going to Sector 18 as the sectors are far away from each other. We have formed a team and are investigating the matter,” he added.

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