Judge Kumaraswamy heard the case for 41 days on the trot

Judge Kumaraswamy heard  the case for 41 days on the trot

Karnataka High Court judge Justice C R Kumaraswamy, who delivered the verdict acquitting former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha, is a native of Malavalli in Mandaya district. Incidentally, Jayalalitha’s birth place Melkote too is in Mandya district.

Sixty-one-year-old Justice Kumaraswamy was born on August 25, 1953 and completed his law degree in Bengaluru and enrolled as an advocate on March 11, 1983.

Working as an advocate for 12 years, he practised civil, criminal and labour law. In 1995, passing the district judge examination, he served as a principal judge for ten years in Bengaluru sessions court. He was appointed additional judge in the High Court on March 07, 2005 and on March 01, 2007, he continued as a permanent judge of the High Court.
In the past eight years, he has passed orders in more than 500 civil and criminal cases and is known for disposing of banking and cheque related cases in two months. 

He was appointed judge for the special court to hear the criminal appeals filed by Jayalalitha and her aides on January 1 and started to hear the case from January 5. Leaving the holidays in between, Justice Kumaraswamy heard the case for 41 days continuously.

It was learnt that when he reserved his orders on March 11, 2015 and till the morning of May 11, he was working on the judgement copies and prepared an order having 919 pages with 10 volumes.

Since there was a lot of records relating to banking details in the case, he had formed a team of auditors to help him. He had engaged only trusted officers and staff members of the court to help him in the case.

Justice Kumaraswamy is due for retirement on August 24 this year.

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