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Madras HC Judges make public their assets on court website

india Updated: Nov 20, 2009 19:57 IST
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Taking a cue from their colleagues in the Supreme Court, all the 54 judges of the Madras High Court led by Chief Justice HL Gokhale on Friday made their assets public on the court's website.

Justice Gokhale has declared movable and immovable property owned by him and his wife Prof Meena Hemant Gokhale, detailing securities and investment, property in Mumbai and shares held in top companies.

In his six-page declaration, Justice Gokhale said he held shares in companies including Reliance Industries (192 shares), Bombay Dyeing (100 shares), Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate Ltd (700 shares).

His wife had inherited a flat from her father in Mumbai, at a market value of Rs 1.20 crore besides 335 gm of gold and 2828 gm of silver, with a combined value of Rs 6.4 lakh.

Other judges including Justice S J Mukhopadhyaya, Justice Elipe Dharma Rao and Justice FM Ibrahim Kalifulla, among others, declared their assets under "Voluntary Disclosure of Assets in terms of the Resolution passed by the Full Court of Madras High Court held on September 3, 2009."

All Judges of the Madras High Court, including its Madurai Bench, had earlier submitted statements of their assets and those of their spouses and minor children to Justice Gokhale.