Bengaluru: Number of Recusals Rises to 5 as Two More Jugdes Withdraw from Swamiji’s Case

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Bengaluru: The case of sexual assault against Shri Raghaveshwara Bharati of Hosanagar Math filed by a former female vocalist of the Rama Katha troupe attained another twist with two more judges recusing themselves from it when it came up for hearing in the high court on Thursday, Jan 22.

After Justices Phaneendra, Veerappa and Kumar recused themselves at different stages in the recent days, on Wednesday Justices H G Ramesh and P B Bajanthri too announced their decision. This brings the total number of judges who have withdrawn from the case to five.

Justice Ramesh said that he was recusing because he had worked as an assistant under advocate B V Acharya during his legal practice days. He added that Justice Bajanthri too was withdrawing from the bench.

They have asked the registrar general of the high court to pass the files to the chief justice who they requested to constitute a fresh bench for hearing.

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