Sahara case: New bench formed, to take up matter on 19 May
A new bench has been constituted in the Supreme Court to hear the Sahara case which will take up the matter on 19 May.
The new bench comprising justices TS Thakur and AK Sikri was set up after JS Khehar recused himself from hearing the matter.
The entire case was earlier being heard by a bench of Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice Khehar since 2012. But the Chief Justice of India R M Lodha constituted a new bench after Justice Radhakrishnan retired on May 14 and Justice Khehar recused from the case.
At a farewell ceremony for him, Radhakrishnan had said he and family members were under ‘unimaginable pressure and tension’ while hearing the case.
Justices Radhakrishnan and Khehar in its May 6 judgement had upheld its order jailing Sahara chief Subrata Roy and rejected his claim that rules of natural justice were not followed in the case.