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SC judge recuses himself from hearing plea against Justice Khehar

SC judge recuses himself from hearing plea against Justice Khehar
SC judge recuses himself from hearing plea against Justice Khehar

The Supreme Court today did not hear a petition filed by group of lawyers opposing the elevation of Justice J S Khehar as the next Chief Justice of India after a judge in the bench recused himself from hearing it.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who was part of the bench along with Justice L Nageswara Rao, preferred to opt himself out from hearing the plea filed by National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms.

“List before a bench of which one of us (Ranjan Gogoi, J) is not a member,” the bench said.

In its plea, the lawyers’ body said that instead of Justice Khehar, Justice J Chelameshwar, now the fourth senior-most judge, should be elevated as he had given a dissenting view when the National Judicial Appointments Commission was struck down by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Khehar.

( Source – PTI )

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