SC Judge recuses from hearing plea challenging Abdullah’s detention

New Delhi: Supreme Court Judge Justice M M Shantanagoudar today recused himself from hearing the plea filed by Sara Abdulla Pilot challenging detention of her brother and NC leader Omar Abdullah under the J-K Public Safety Act. Pilot’s plea came up for hearing before a three-judge bench comprising justices N V Ramana, Shantanagoudar and Sanjiv Khanna. ‘I am not participating in this matter,’ Justice Shantanagoudar said at the outset. The bench said the plea could be heard on Thursday.