ISLAMABAD Referring the case of PCO judges to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Nasirul Mulk and Justice Raja Fayyaz, members of Supreme Courts larger bench that was hearing the contempt cases against the PCO judges, have quitted the bench. An objection has been raised by the counsel for PCO judges that three out of the five judges of the bench i.e. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Tariq Pervez had personal interest in the case. Because owing to their presence in the bench, it gave the PCO judges verdict on July 31. It was also told the court that two of the judges were administered oath by former chief justice, Abdul Hameed Dogar; hence, only those judge should hear the case, who never violated the code of conduct. On this, the judges have referred the case to Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to constitute a new bench for the case. A five-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk was hearing the cases of judges who took oath after emergency imposed by Pervez Musharraf on November 3, 2007. The bench also include Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Rehmat Hussain Jaffery and Justice Tariq Pervez. Earlier, the apex court accepted the appeal of 10 PCO judges against the contempt of court notices issued on them. The PCO judges include Justice (Retd.) Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice (Retd.) Iftikahr Hussain, Justice Zahid Hussain, Justice Khursheed Anwar Bhindar, Justice Hamid Ali Shah, Justice Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Justice Hasnat Ahmed Khan, Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi, Justice Yasmin Abbasi, Justice Jehanzeb and Justice Syed Sajjad Hussain. Naeem Bukhari, the counsel for Justice Jahanzeb, while talking to media, said Justice Jahanzeb took exception to the presence of Justice Nasir and Justice Fayyaz in the bench hearing the contempt of court case and pleaded that both the judges were also part of the bench, which delivered the verdict against the PCO judges. He said no sitting judge has ever been served the contempt notice in the history of the entire world.