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CJI steps away from hearing plea against appointment of Nageswara Rao as interim CBI chief

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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 

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