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K`taka CJ declares assets and liabilities on Court website

Justice Khehar has also declared movable and immovable assets owned by his wife Madhurpreet Kaur Khehar.



Bangalore: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Jagadish Singh Khehar has made public details of his assets and liabilities on the court website.

Justice Khehar has also declared movable and immovable assets owned by his wife Madhurpreet Kaur Khehar.

According to the details put on the court website, Justice Khehar owns a six-bedroom house in Chandigarh and a two-bedroom flat allotted to him as member of the Supreme Court Bar Association in Mayur Vihar in Delhi.

He also owns a 1996 model Cielo car and a pistol.

Justice Khehar, who became Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court in August 2010, said he and his wife together owned 125 tolas (about 1,400 grams) of gold jewellery.

He declared that all these property were owned and possessed by him prior to his elevation as judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

"I have neither purchased, nor sold nor acquired by any other means, immovable property after my elevation as judge", he declared.

Khehar also provided details of savings accounts and deposits held by him and his wife and the source of income from which these deposits were made.

He said he has Rs 29,755.52 in a savings bank account of United Bank of India, Chandigarh branch, and Rs 4.72 lakh in another account of the same bank.

He added that he has Rs two lakh in UCO Bank, Delhi, from
the rental income from his Delhi flat.

The Chief Justice has declared that he holds Rs five lakh
each in fixed deposits of seven accounts. All the deposits are
from the rental income from his Chandigarh house, he said.

Earlier, Justice D V Sylendra Kumar had demanded that all
judges, including the Chief Justice, declare their assets and
liablities when Justice P D Dinakaran was the Chief Justice of
the High Court.

Justice Kumar also declared his assets and liabilities
and some judges followed suit.

PTI

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