Calcutta HC Judge accedes to recusal plea on ground of being Facebook friend with lawyer [Read Order]

Meera Emmanuel September 15 2019
Calcutta High Court, Facebook

A Calcutta High Court judge recently recused himself from a hearing a matter after a party raised objection over his being a Facebook friend of an appearing counsel. A brief order passed with respect to the same on September 11 by Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee states,

"After having heard the submissions of the petitioner, it appears that his contention is that if a Hon'ble Judge has a friend on facebook who is a member of the Bar that is a reason for . . .

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