Those who have stood before Justice Narayanappa Ananda and argued a case would say that he is one of the toughest judges that they have come across.
If one had listened to his farewell speech that he made while retiring as judge of the Karnataka High Court, it was clear that his intention was to clean the system of corruption.
Justice Ananda is the unanimous choice of all political parties in Karnataka to take over as the next Upa-Lokayukta of Karnataka. The institution has been mired in a lot of
controversy owing to charges of corruption and extortion.
None better than Justice Ananda:
Members of the legal fraternity in Karnataka that OneIndia spoke with say that he was a tough judge to argue before. He hardly would smile in court, but the verdict was a fair one. He never had any biases and this is what makes him stand apart. Even those who have lost cases would agree that he had been fair.
We are going through a difficult phase in our country. It is unfortunate that in the last two decades there has been an alarming rise in white-collar crimes, affecting the economic structure and development of the country, Justice Ananda had said during his farewell address.
When India got Independence, the few sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947, had been sufficient. "Now, we have amended the Act to control graft and bring purity in public life.
Justice Narayanappa Ananda enrolled as an Advocate on 30-11-1977 and practised at District Court and other courts at Kolar. He worked as Additional Public Prosecutor, First Additional Sessions Court at Bangalore between 1987 and 1989. He also worked as Principal District and Sessions Judge in Hassan, Chitradurga and Mangalore before being
appointed as the Regstrar Judicial.
He was then appointed as the Registrar General, High Court of Karnataka from 2003 to till elevation. He was then appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 06-01-2006 and made permanent judge on 04.01.2008.