HC judge takes lead, declares assets online

Car, bank balance worth Rs 35.65 lakh

 
He has declared immovable assets of Rs 11.17 lakh out of which Rs 7.5 lakh belongs to his wife, Veena S Kumar.

Amongst the properties listed is a 50’x80’, site in HSR Layout worth Rs 3.67 lakh and two pieces of agricultural land totalling 11 acres and 59 cents, whose value has not been declared. In addition to this, he also has a house worth Rs 7.50 lakh, which is in his wife’s name.

Shares

The companies, where the judge owns stocks and debentures are also listed, but the worth of only three, Bangalore City Motor Owners’ Consumer Cooperative Society (10 shares worth Rs 1,000), Nyaya Mitra Bank (50 shares worth Rs 5,000) and Advocates Cooperative Society (1 share worth Rs 100) are listed.

No liabilities have been disclosed in the statements. The details can be found on http://sites.google.com/site/justdvskumar/asset-particulars

Justice Kumar has been in the midst of a divisive debate over the declaration of assets by the judges of superior courts under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Earlier, Justice Kumar had publicly articulated that the judges of the Supreme Court and high courts should volunteer to declare their assets within the purview of the RTI Act.
This drew a sharp reaction from Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan who called him ‘publicity crazy.’

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