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Judge recuses himself from Bofors case, gives no reason

The Supreme Court was to hear the petition filed by BJP leader Ajay Agrawal challenging the May 31, 2005 decision of the Delhi High Court quashing all charges against all the accused persons in the case. Photograph: (WION)

PTI New Delhi, India Feb 13, 2018, 11.43 AM (IST)

Justice A M 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.

The bench, which also comprised Justice DY Chandrachud, said a new bench would be constituted for hearing the matter on March 28. The top court was to hear the petition filed by BJP leader Ajay Agrawal challenging the May 31, 2005 decision of the Delhi High Court quashing all charges against all the accused persons in the case. 
 

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