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Justice Sikri recuses himself from hearing plea challenging Nageshwar Rao’s appointment as interim CBI director

Justice Sikri asked the matter to be listed on Friday for hearing before a different bench.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 24, 2019 13:00 IST
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Justice AK Sikri

Justice AK Sikri on Thursday recused himself from hearing a plea filed by an NGO against M Nageshwar Rao’s appointment as the interim CBI director.

Justice Sikri asked the matter to be listed on Friday for hearing before a different bench.

As soon as the matter came up for hearing, Justice Sikri told senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for petitioner NGO Common Cause, that he would not like to hear the matter and was recusing himself. 

"You understand my position. I can't hear this matter," Justice Sikri said.

Justice Sikri was part of the high powered panel which had removed CBI Director Alok Verma. 

(With PTI inputs)

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