Madras HC judge recuses from Vedanta's plea to reopen Sterlite plant

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Chennai, Jun 11 (PTI) A judge, who is heading a division bench of the Madras High Court, Tuesday recused himself from hearing a plea moved by Sterlite company challenging a state government order closing its copper unit in Tuticorin district.

The hearing into the petition by the Vedanta group firm Sterlite Copper challenging the closure order was stalled, as Justice K K Sasidharan, the seniormost judge in the bench also comprising justices Sasidharan and P T Asha, recused himself.

When the plea came up before the bench, Justice Sasidharan said he had decided to recuse from hearing the case since he had passed an order in a connected matter while sitting at the Madurai bench of the high court restraining Sterlite from reopening the plant.

The matter was then mentioned before Chief Justice V K Tahilramani by counsel for Sterlite, for listing it before another division bench.