Thursday, December 30, 2010

Delhi HC chief justice declares assets on website

The Delhi high court chief justice Dipak Misra has made public his assets by posting it on the court website, seven months after taking charge of the office. The declaration dated December 6, 2010 put on recently gives details of landed property, bank deposits and investments made by him, his wife Suprama Misra and daughters Kajal and Sheetal. However, like other judges of the court, he has not made any mention of jewellery or vehicles owned by him and family. Justice Misra (57), a native of Orissa, owns a house in Cuttack. He declared the land was acquired in 1981 for R25,000 out of the “self earned income” as an advocate before he became a judge in 1996. Its construction was completed in 1988 at a total cost of R6.75 lakh. In 2003 he had also bought a flat in Supreme Enclave, Mayur Vihar, taking a loan of R22.50 lakh from HDFC bank. He has not invested in shares and mutual funds. He has R7.2 lakh in fixed deposits, R4 lakh in GPF and R3 lakh worth investment in life insurance.

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