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SC judge recuses from hearing plea against interim CBI chief's appointment

Justice Ramana became the third judge of the apex court to recuse himself from hearing the matter as CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice A K Sikri had earlier recused themselves from adjudicating the case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Justice N V Ramana Thursday recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the Centre's decision to appoint M as director.

Justice Ramana became the third of the apex court to recuse himself from hearing the matter as of (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justice A K Sikri had earlier recused themselves from adjudicating the case.

NGO Common Cause has approached the top court challenging the Centre's decision to appoint Rao as the director.

While recusing himself from hearing the matter, Justice Ramana said Rao is from his home state and he had attended the wedding ceremony of his daughter.

Justice Ramana referred the matter to the CJI to list it before an appropriate bench.

First Published: Thu, January 31 2019. 11:30 IST
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