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PIL Challenging Interim CBI Chief Appointment, CJI Recuses Himself From Hearing

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi 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 (Congress, Mallikarjuna Kharge) 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

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