A special CBI judge presiding over the Nirmal Yadav bribery case has been transferred to Hisar with immediate effect. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered "immediate" transfer of special CBI judge Ritu Tagore in view of the "administrative interest", court sources said here today.
A decision to this effect was taken by a full court on Monday and a fax intimating Tagore of her transfer had been received at UT district courts here on Tuesday.
The sources said that a judge is sent on deputation for a minimum of three years and normally not transferred unless there is a complaint against her or him.
Gurgaon Additional district and Sessions Judge Vimal Kumar will be presiding over the case now.
In the judge bribery case Tagore was hearing Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav case on framing of charges against her and other accused.
The case had rocked the Punjab and Haryana High Court after a packet of Rs 15 lakh was wrongly delivered to the residence of another judge of the high court on August 13. 2008, who shares the same name as Yadav.