CJI Recuses From Hearing Plea Challenging Rao’s Appointment As Interim CBI Chief
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation.
The CJI said he would be part of the selection committee meeting to 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 apex court.
A bench comprising CJI and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Rao as interim CBI director.