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SC UU judge Lalit refrains from hearing the allegations against AP CM | India News


NEW DELHI: UU Supreme Court Justice Lalit recused himself Monday from hearing allegations seeking action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy for bringing charges against the judiciary.
“I am having difficulties. As a lawyer, I had represented one of the parties. I will pass an order for him to appear in court without me,” Judge Lalit said.
A bench made up of Justices Lalit, Vineet Saran and S Ravindra Bhat was going to hear three petitions seeking various reliefs against Reddy.
The allegations alleged that Reddy not only wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde leveling the charges against the judiciary, but also held a press conference in which false statements were made.
In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister of Andhra Pradesh wrote to the CJI on 6 October alleging that the Andhra Pradesh High Court was being used to “destabilize and overthrow my democratically elected government.”
The three separate petitions were submitted by advocates GS Mani, Sunil Kumar Singh, and the Anti-Corruption Council of India Trust.

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