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Judge recuses himself from winding-up petitions against UBHL

Justice Byrareddy says a law firm employing his son is now involved in the case

In a shock to creditors, Judge Anand Byrareddy on Friday recused himself from the proceedings in winding-up petitions admitted against UB Holdings Ltd, saying one of UB Group Chairman Vijay Mallya's affiliates in the case had engaged a law firm that employed his son. Byrareddy has been hearing the winding-up petitions filed in the company court against the principal holding company of the UB Group. In two months, Byrareddy had admitted four winding-up petitions against Vijay Mallya's UB Group companies filed by creditors, seeking the winding-up and liquidation of UB ...