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Reluctance to disclose assets creates impression that judge has something to hide

D.V. SHYLENDRA KUMAR Posted online: Saturday , Aug 22, 2009 at 0323 hrs It is a matter of utmost paradox that the chief justice of the most powerful Supreme Court in the world should be expressing apprehension for the safety and security of the judges of the superior courts in this country by saying that revealing the particulars of assets of the judges and throwing open the information to the public domain may result in harassment to judges and in turn prevent the judges from performing their duties without fear or favour. He has also expressed his fear that this may impair the independence of judges and affect their functioning.