Himachal high court judges make assets public

Shimla, May 21 (Calcutta Tube) The judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday released for public scrutiny the list of assets they were holding.

Releasing the list of assets on the website of the high court here, Chief Justice Kurian Joseph said: ‘The assets and properties of all the 11 judges have been put on the official website of the high court for public perusal.’

According to a post, Justice Joseph has a bank balance of Rs.13,814. He owns one Maruti Esteem car and one two-storied house. Also, he jointly owns a piece of land of 39.47 acres with his wife.

Justice Joseph, who assumed the charge as chief justice Feb 8 this year, announced soon after assuming charge that he was in favour of making public the assets of judges.

Besides the Supreme Court, the high court of Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi and Punjab and Haryana have publicly declared the details of assets and properties of serving judges.

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