Judge quits after verdict, cites personal reasons
Special NIA judge K Ravinder Reddy resigned on Monday just hours after pronouncing the judgment in the Mecca Masjid blast case. Reddy’s decision surprised many and set off speculation about the possible trigger, reports SagarKumar Mutha.
Sources in legal circles said Reddy, additional metropolitan sessions judge in Hyderabad, had cited personal reasons in his resignation letter.
The judicial officer, who was on the verge of superannuation, immediately proceeded on 15 days’ leave. A section of lawyers swiftly took to social media to claim that a corruption complaint against Reddy was pending in the high court. However, this was rebutted by HC sources. P8