Justice Bhat said, “I had appeared for the Union of India in the matter when Union had sought review.” Supreme Court judge Justice S. Ravindra Bhat on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the Centre’s plea seeking ₹7,844 crore as additional fund from successor firms of U.S.-based Union Carbide Corporation for giving compensation to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims. A five-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra adjourned the hearing till Wednesday and said Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde would take a call on composition of the Bench to hear the matter.

Justice Bhat said, “I had appeared for the Union of India in the matter when Union had sought review.”

Supreme Court judge Justice S. Ravindra Bhat on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the Centre’s plea seeking ₹7,844 crore as additional fund from successor firms of U.S.-based Union Carbide Corporation for giving compensation to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims.

A five-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra adjourned the hearing till Wednesday and said Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde would take a call on composition of the Bench to hear the matter.

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