15th judge recuses from hearing plea

15th judge recuses from hearing plea

The petition came up before a bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Nawaaz. However, Justice Nawaaz recused himself from hearing the petition. He is the 15th judge to do so. (DH File Photo)

Justice P M Nawaaz of the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday recused himself from hearing a PIL, seeking removal of Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami as seer of Ramachandrapura Mutt, on charges of involvement in financial misappropriation in the mutt administration. 

The petition came up before a bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Nawaaz. However, Justice Nawaaz recused himself from hearing the petition. He is the 15th judge to do so.