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Chief Justice Dattu, NLSIU Chancellor, recuses in Shamnad’ s CLAT petition

Murali Krishnan

Chief Justice HL Dattu today recused from hearing Shamnad Basheer’s petition seeking a permanent body for conducting the Common Law Admission Test.

When the matter was taken up as item 65 today, Justice Dattu said that it is appropriate that the matter be heard by some other Bench since he is the Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He also mentioned that he had already passed some administrative orders regarding CLAT in that capacity.

He then directed that the matter be posted before the Bench presided by Justice TS Thakur this Friday, ie. September 4.

Senior Advocate KK Venugopal along with advocates Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Liz Mathew appeared for Basheer.

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