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HC bench recuses from hearing Moga girl case

Rajasthan High Court

Chandigarh:  A Punjab and Haryana High Court bench today recused from hearing the Moga bus molestation case in which a teenage girl died after being allegedly thrown off a bus.

The high court here had taken suo motu cognisance of a letter written to it regarding the Moga incident in which a teenaged girl died on Thursday after she and her mother were allegedly molested and thrown off a bus, belonging to Orbit Aviation which is owned by relatives of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

As the matter came up for hearing before the division bench of justices Satish Kumar Mittal and Harinder Singh Sidhu today, it withdrew from the matter and referred it to the Chief Justice to be assigned to some other bench.

No reason was given for recusing from the matter.

Now the Acting Chief Justice of the high court will decide which bench will take up the case.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow.

The victim was cremated yesterday after a three-day standoff over demand to register a case against the bus owners.

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