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SEBI Sahara: Rajeev Dhavan, S Ganesh seek expunction of adverse remarks; Justice Khehar recuses
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SEBI Sahara: Rajeev Dhavan, S Ganesh seek expunction of adverse remarks; Justice Khehar recuses

Murali Krishnan

Justice JS Khehar has recused from hearing a review petition against the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Habeas Corpus petition filed by Subrata Roy.

The order on the Supreme Court website says,

“Place the matters before a Bench of which one of us (Jagdish Singh Khehar J.) is not a Member.”

What is noteworthy is that apart from Sahara, Senior Advocates Rajeev Dhavan and S Ganesh have also sought to expunge the remarks contained in the judgment against their conduct.

The Court in a 207-page judgment delivered on May 6, 2014 had strongly criticized the Sahara lawyers, especially Dhavan and Ram Jethmalani for their aggressive conduct towards the Bench.

While Dhavan was criticized for what the court termed as “psychological offensives and mind games, affronts and jibes”, Ganesh was accused of “subterfuge”. Dhavan is no longer involved in the case while Ganesh continues to be Sahara’s counsel.

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