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18 more Karnataka HC judges file assets and liabilities statement

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 18:23

Bangalore: Eighteen more judges of the Karnataka
High Court have declared their assets and liabilities.

With this the number of High Court judges who have declared
their assets and liabilities have risen to 19 after Justice D
V Shylendra Kumar voluntarily put details about his assets on
his own website in August last.

According to the Karnataka High Court official website, 19
judges have submitted their statement of assets and
liabilities and they have been put on display.

Those who have declared their assets are: Justice Aravind
Kumar, Justice Manjula Chellur, Justice K Sreedhar Rao,
Justice N Kumar, Justice D V Shailendra Kumar, Justice K
Bhakthavatsala, Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar, Justice S Abdul
Nazeer, Justice H Billappa, Justice B S Patil, Justice V
Jagannathan, Justice C R Kumaraswamy, Justice Ashok B
Hinchageri, Justice A S Bopanna, Justice N Ananda, Justice A N
Venugopal Gowda, Justice Arali Nagaraj, Justice A S
Pachhapure and Justice K N Keshava Narayana.

Justice Kumar had shot into limelight after he took on
Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan last year amid a
raging controversy over the issue of judges making their
assets public. He has also persistently attacked Justice
Dinakaran, against whom impeachment proceedings are pending in
the Rajya Sabha, over his continuing to discharge
administrative functions while being away from the Bench in
the wake of the land grabbing controversy surrounding him.

Justice Kumar last year wrote to Justice Dinakaran
requesting him that the details of his assets and liabilities
be put on the court`s official website which was turned down.

Karnataka currently has 36 sitting judges.


First Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 18:23
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