CJI recuses himself from hearing plea challenging M Nageswara appointment as interim CBI director

Chief Justice of India(CJI) Ranjan Gogoi recused himself from hearing a plea challenging appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI director. The Chief Justice 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 M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI director.

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