'CJI can't speak for all on judges' assets'

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New Delhi, Aug 21: Challenging Chief Justice of India's (CJI) stand on declaration of assets by the judges, Karnataka High Court judge in a newspaper article wrote that judges of the superior courts are not ready to disclose their assets.

"It's a misnomer to think that the judges of the superior courts, who enjoy constitutional protection and immunity are not ready to disclose their assets," Justice DV Shylendra Kumar, Karnataka High Court judge wrote in the New Indian Express.

Reffering to CJI KG Balakrishnan's remarks, Kumar wrote, "On a legal place the CJI does not have the authority to speak for all judges of the Supreme Court, or High Courts, unless any of them have either confided in the Chief Justice or have authorised him to speak on behalf of others."

Earlier, Supreme Court Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan had remarked that judges could be harassed if their assets were made public.

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