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HC bench recuses itself from hearing Naroda Patiya case

16, Jul 2015

Earlier this week, a division bench had recused itself from hearing the matter
A two-member Gujarat High Court bench on Wednesday recused it self from hearing appeals in Naroda Patiya postGodhra riot case, with the judges saying that some of the accused tried to approach them. Interestingly, this order comes after a division bench recused themselves from hearing the matter earlier this week.
Justices M R Shah and K S Jhaveri on Wednesday ordered, “Not before me“, withdrawing themselves from hearing appeals of around 29 convicts including former state minister Mayaben Kodnani and former Vishwa Hin du Parishad leader Babu Bajrangi, who have challenged their conviction by a special trial court. While recusing themselves, both the judges said that some of the accused tried to approach them.


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