SC judge recuse himself from hearing AB Venkateswara Rao’s suspension petition
Supreme Court judge Justice Lavu Nageswara Rao on Tuesday recused himself from hearing senior IPS officer AB Venkateswara Rao’s suspension petition. The AP High Court vacated the suspension imposed by the Jagan government alleging his role in irregularities during the purchase of security equipment from an Israel-based firm.
The state government also alleged that the IPS officer had favoured his son’s company by awarding a contract. The AP government has challenged the High Court verdict in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear the petition after the Diwali festival.