They sought his recusal on the ground of judicial propriety saying that the bench is examining the correctness of the verdict which was also authored by him.
Justice Mishra was part of the verdict in February last year which held that land acquisition by a government agency could not be quashed for delay on the part of land owners in accepting compensation within five years due to reasons such as lingering court cases.
In 2014, another verdict had held however that land acquisition can be quashed on account of the delay in accepting the compensation.
On March 6 last year, the apex court had said that a larger bench would test the correctness of the verdicts delivered by these two benches of similar strength on the same issue.
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