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Hearing on PF scandal abandoned

In an abrupt move, a Supreme Court bench abandons hearing on the controversial Uttar Pradesh Provident Fund (PF) scandal allegedly involving some judges.

delhi Updated: Aug 07, 2008 14:00 IST

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In an abrupt move, a Supreme Court bench on Wednesday abandoned hearing on the controversial Uttar Pradesh Provident Fund (PF) scandal allegedly involving some judges.

A three judge bench comprising Justices BN Aggrawal, VS Sirpurkar and GS Singhvi abandoned the hearing following "contemptuous" remarks made by former Union Minister Shanti Bhushan and his son Prashant Bhushan.

Justice Aggrawal, who wrote the order, observed that he was "recusing".

The other two judges, however, did not concur or differ and hence the matter has been left to the Chief Justice of India for his decision.

The unprecedented drama was marred by an acrimonious exchange of words between Justice Aggrawal and Shanti Bhushan culminating in the denouement.