A second SC Judge A M Sapre has recused from hearing a matter involving former Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy, facing allegations of land encroachment.
Earlier Justice A M Khanwilkar, who was a part of the bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, had recused himself on December 15, 2017. After which the matter was listed to a bench comprising Justices R K Agrawal and Sapre.
The apex court registry on December 13, 2017, had received a letter written by Chandys lawyer, requesting a shift in the Bench. The reason quoted was that senior advocate Vivek Tankha, who represented Mr. Chandy in the Kerala High Court had personal reasons to not appear before Justice Sapre.