The National Human Rights Commission has made public skeletal details of assets owned by its Chairman K.G. Balakrishnan showing there was no change in the moveable and immovable properties owned by him.
According to details of his assets given by the NHRC in response to an RTI application, Justice Balakrishnan owns four properties in his name and one in his wife Nirmala Balakrishnan’s name. One property is a family-owned.
These assets have remained unchanged since he retired as Chief Justice of India and have been made public on Supreme Court’s web site by him, the NHRC said in response.
“The declaration of assets made by Justice K.G. Balkrishnan in the year 2009, as Chief Justice of India, stands for the year 2010. There is no addition or change in the position made therein,” the reply said.
The former Chief Justice of India has not invested in shares or fixed deposits and owns a Hyundai Santro car of 2000 make, the reply to activist S.C. Agrawal shows.
Justice Balakrishnan, who has refused to make public his Income Tax returns to RTI applicants, has 20 soveriegns of Gold and gets Rs 50,000, after deducting Rs 50,000 as pension, as salary from his present assignment, it shows.
The CBI is considering a corruption complaint against Justice Balakrishnan, the agency had said in an earlier RTI reply to Mr. Agrawal.