SC:Recusal at the asking of litigant party not to be admitted unless justified

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, in the matter of Seema Saprav. Court On Its Own Motion observed that recusal, at the asking of the litigating party, cannot be countenanced unless it deserves due consideration and is justified.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that:

It is always open for a Judge to recuse at his own volition from a case entrusted to him by the Chief Justice. But, that may be a matter of his own choosing. Recusal, at the asking of the litigating party, cannot be countenanced unless it deserves due consideration and is justified. (Para 9)

An impartial Judge is the quintessence for a fair trial and one should not hesitate to recuse if there are just and reasonable grounds. (Para 9)

Copy of judgement: Judgement_14-Aug-2019

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik

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