SC bench recuses from hearing Niira Radia tape case

SC bench recuses from hearing Niira Radia tape case New Delhi: Taking exception to the strong words used by senior counsel Rajiv Dhawan about court adjourning the hearing on the petition by industrialist Ratan Tata in Niira Radia tapes case, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi Wednesday recused itself from hearing the matter.

"We will not hear this matter at all in view of the submission made by senior counsel Rajiv Dhawan. Matter should be heard by another bench," said Justice Singhvi, taking serious view of some of the words used by Dhawan while insisting that the court should hear his submission.

Protesting the adjournment of the hearing of the case, Rajiv Dhawan appearing for a news magazine that carried the extracts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's telephone intercepts described the adjournment of hearing as arbitrary, unfortunate and denying media a right to answer.