Judge quits af­ter ver­dict, cites per­sonal rea­sons

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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