A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court comprising of Justice Antony Dominic and Justice Alexander Thomas recused from hearing appeals related to renewal of bar licences in Kerala.
The Bench recused from hearing the matter without citing any specific reason.
Earlier Justice C T Ravikumar recalled a judgment which was ready for pronouncement and recused himself from passing orders in a batch of Writ Petitions filed by Bar Hoteliers seeking renewal of the bar licences. According to the Judge, an Advocate practicing in the High Court Mr. K Thavamony had met him at the residence and attempted to discuss the issue. Read Live Law Story here
Later Justice Chindambaresh, who heared the matter, declined to stay the state government decision not to renew the licenses of 418 bars in different parts of the state. The present appeal is preferred by Bar Owners aggrieved by the above Order.
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