Justice A. M. Khanwilkar recuses from hearing Bofors case in Supreme Court
New Delhi: Justice A.M. Khanwilkar of the Supreme Court on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the politically sensitive Rs64 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 D.Y. 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 Bharaitya Janata Part (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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