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CJI to hear detention camp cases

The Supreme Court has made it plain that Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will hear the foreigners detention centres case. Dismissing a plea moved by lawyer Harsh Mander seeking recusal of CJI Gogoi on Thursday, a division bench of the top court comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said that the institution won’t be allowed to damage. The court appointed Prashant Bhushan as amicus curiae in the case and asked Legal Service Authority to go on would come up on May 9. It further decided to look into the issues of living conditions and the long periods for which foreigners are detained in the centres. Mander, the social activist moved the petition saying that most of the camp inmates have been convicted of intruding into the country illegally by foreigners tribunals, some of whom have been lodged in detention centres for 10 years.

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