CJI recuses himself from plea challenging M Nageswara Rao’s appointment as CBI’s interim Director

Supreme Court: CJI Ranjan Gogoi has recused himself from hearing the plea challenging appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim director of CBI as he is a part of the selection committee that will choose the new CBI Director. The high-powered selection committee comprises the prime minister, the leader of the largest opposition party and the CJI or his nominee judge of the Supreme Court.

The bench of CJI and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Rao as interim CBI director. The matter will now be taken up by a new bench on January 24, 2019.

(Source: PTI)

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