National Human Rights Commission chairman and former Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan on Wednesday said his relatives facing charges of amassing unaccounted wealth would have to themselves explain about it.
Appearing to distance himself from the charges flying thick and fast against his sons-in-law P V Sreenijan and M J Benny as well as his special government pleader brother K G Bhaskaran, Justice Balakrishnan broke his silence for the first time and told TOI, “It is for them to explain before the tax authorities.”
The former CJI was speaking against the backdrop of growing demand that the he should step down as the chief of the human rights body. His replies clearly suggest that he is in no mood to oblige those who are asking him — from former SC judge V R Krishna Iyer to leading lawyers like Fali S Nariman — who want him to quit.
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