The Bombay high court on Friday transferred eight judges from the sessions court out of the city.
Three of them – judge Anil Subramanian, judge Sanjay Deshmukh and judge Sadhana Malpani-Pawar, had presided over a few important cases. The other five had reportedly spent just a few months as judges in the Bombay sessions court.
Judge Subramanian, who is currently hearing the Ramnarayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiyya alleged fake encounter case, had, on February 29, convicted Abdul Karim Telgi, the prime accused in the fake stamp paper scam.
He had also acquitted hotelier Lalit D’souza from the serious charge of attempt to murder for allegedly pumping six bullets into his sister, and convicted him on charges of causing grievous hurt.
Judge Deshmukh had decided the Adnan Patrawala kidnapping and murder case and had on January 30, acquitted Sunit Nair, Ayush Bhat, Rajeev Dharaiya and Amit Kausha, from murder charges.
He was also hearing cases against gangster-turned politician Arun Gawli and against 22 alleged Indian Mujahideen members.
Judge Malpani-Pawar had recently acquitted three accused in the alleged rape case in which late senior crime branch officer Arun Borude had also been named an accused.