Justice Khanwilkar recuses himself from SC bench hearing Bofors case, doesn't cite reason for move

Justice AM Khanwilkar of the Supreme Court on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the politically sensitive Rs 64 crore Bofors payoff case.

PTI February 13, 2018 15:17:23 IST
Justice Khanwilkar recuses himself from SC bench hearing Bofors case, doesn't cite reason for move

New Delhi: Justice AM Khanwilkar of the Supreme Court on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the politically sensitive Rs 64 crore Bofors payoff case.

Justice Khanwilkar, who was the part of a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, did not give any reason for opting himself out of hearing the matter.

Justice Khanwilkar recuses himself from SC bench hearing Bofors case doesnt cite reason for move

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The bench, which also comprised Justice DY Chandrachud, said a new bench would be constituted for hearing the matter on 28 March.

The apex court was to hear the petition filed by BJP leader Ajay Agrawal challenging the 31 May, 2005 decision of the Delhi High Court quashing all charges against all the accused persons in the case.

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