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SC to hear curative plea against appointment of Asthana as special CBI director on Dec 11

The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to hear on December 11 in chamber a curative plea challenging its decision by which it had dismissed a PIL against appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as special director of CBI. There is a bitter feud between Asthana and CBI Director Alok and both have been divested of powers and sent on leave by the central government on October 23. The apex court is seized of the cases filed by Verma and NGO Common Cause against the order of the Centre and Thursday reserved its verdict on them. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submission of lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, mentioned the curative plea and sought urgent hearing. If you re going to mention your curative, it is listed on Tuesday. This is about Asthana. Right? Why keep suspense, say the name, the bench, also comprising justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, said. The apex court, on November 28, 2017, had dismissed the PIL filed by the NGO ...

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