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Thomas Chandy land grab case: second SC judge recuses himself

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.


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