Bengaluru: Judge J M D’Cunha Appointed Registrar General of State High Court

Bengaluru: The chief justice of the high court of Karnataka has, in an order dated June 1.2015, appointed judge J M Cunha (also referred to as J M D’Cunha) the registrar general of the said court with immediate effect.

He replaces B A Patil who has been transferred to the position of registrar (vigilance) of the high court. In effect, it is the switching of positions for the two judicial officers.

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Judge Cunha, who hails from Kaikamba near Mangaluru, had attracted nationwide attention with his landmark judgement in September 2014, which held Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa guilty of amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of her income during 1991-96.

He had pronounced the order while presiding over a special court set up in the central prison at Parappana Agrahara in the southern suburb of the city.

A single-judge bench of the state high court has since acquitted Jayalalithaa in the case, which eventually paved the way for her taking over the reins of the TN government again a few days ago.

The state cabinet on Monday, June 1 has decided to go in appeal in the apex court against the acquittal, since the state had been made a party in the case.

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