CJI Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from the hearing since he is on the high-powered committee that will select the new CBI director.
New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi Monday recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI director.
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. – PTI