‘Will behead myself if…’: Karnataka HC judge slams false charges by advocates | Bengaluru

Justice Veerappa, speaking at a farewell function organized by the Bengaluru Bar Association for the retired Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi on Friday, said that if he had done something wrong, he was ready to sacrifice.

Senior Justice of the Karnataka High Court Justice B Veerappa said that lawyers should refrain from making false and baseless allegations against judges.

Justice Veerappa, speaking at a farewell function organized by the Bengaluru Bar Association for the retired Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi on Friday, said that if he had done something wrong, he was ready to sacrifice.

If I have done anything wrong, I am ready to behead between the Vidhana Soudha and the High Court and cut off my head,” said the judge.

Some lawyers have expressed displeasure over baseless allegations against the judge.

President Vivek Reddy advised the presided over AAB that lawyers making such allegations should be advised.

He said that AAB has the responsibility to protect the dignity of judges sitting in ‘glass houses’.

Warning that the judiciary may have to take action against erring lawyers, the judge gave an analogy of using the ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ if the limit is crossed. Vivek Reddy in his speech said that the Sangh will discuss the issue.

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