SC's no to Ghaziabad Treasury Scam case

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New Delhi, Aug 7 (UNI) A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice B N Agrawal today refused to hear the Ghaziabad district court Treasury scam case.

A bench comprising Justices B N Agarwal, VS Sirpurkar and G S Singhvi transferred the case to Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan for marking the case to some other bench for hearing.

The bench transferred the case when senior counsel for Transparency International Shanti Bhushan made the allegation against the bench that it was trying to protect 36 judges, including one sitting Supreme Court judge, 11 High Court judges and 24 district and sessions judges of Ghaziabad facing allegations of being beneficiaries of Rs 7 crore General Provident Fund (GPF) scam.

Earlier, the Chief Justice had withdrawn himself from the hearing of the case.

Reacting to the allegations, Justice Agarwal told Mr Bhushan that the allegation amounted to contempt of the court.

Mr Bhushan, however, retorted by saying that he was prepared to face contempt of court action.

The main accused...Eds: pick up here from line one, para one of DI-29 'LAW-SC-TREASURY SCAM CASE TWO LAST NEW DELHI'.

UNI SC ATI RN1857

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