The high court here had taken suo motu cognisance of a letter written to it regarding the Moga girl case incident in which a teenaged girl died on Thursday after she and her mother were allegedly molested and thrown off a bus, belonging to Orbit Aviation which is owned by relatives of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
As the matter came up for hearing before the division bench of justices Satish Kumar Mittal and Harinder Singh Sidhu on Monday, it withdrew from the matter and referred it to the Chief Justice to be assigned to some other bench.
No reason was given for recusing from the matter. Now the acting Chief Justice of the high court will decide which bench will take up the case.
The matter is likely to come up for hearing on Tuesday. The victim was cremated on Sunday after a three-day standoff over demand to register a case against the bus owners.