Special Judge Chitra Bedi hearing the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam has been denotified from hearing the cases along with another special CBI judge S P Kulkarni.
Special judge Bedi had recently made Radheshyam Mopalwar, the joint CEO of MIDC, an accused in three stamp paper scams involving kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi.
The denotification would mean that she would not be handling the Telgi cases anymore.
Incidentally, Bedi was hearing an application made by one of the accused in the Telgi case seeking former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and three officers of the Special Investigation Team to be made accused in a few case. The plea was likely to be heard on Wednesday.
After the denotification, only three judges in sessions court would be handling CBI cases.
"Three cases were nearing completion. We may have to re-argue the cases before new judge," Special Public Prosecutor for CBI Pradeep Gharat said.
Deshmukh, who was the state revenue minister in 1994 had made an endorsement on scams kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi's application for stamp vending license in March 1994 after which the then superintendent of stamps Radheshyam Mopalwar cleared his papers.
The license papers were cleared when several applications were pending for more than three years.