Tension in Karnataka as state loses three judges due to health reasons
Tension has been running high in the state of Karnataka after the death of two judges and the suspension of three others due to their health reasons.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday that two judges who were dismissed on Friday were among the three who have been sent to hospital.
The three judges had been transferred to a hospital in Bangalore, where they are currently being treated.
The Chief Minister also suspended all other judges, including two district magistrates, over their health condition.
He added that five judges, who were also dismissed on Thursday, will also be shifted to a private hospital in the city of Coimbatore.
The state government on Saturday said that three of the five judges have recovered and will be sent to a health facility for treatment.
The others have recovered but will not be shifted yet.
The suspended judges have also been replaced by a judge appointed by the chief minister.
The state government said that all other five judges would be shifted in due course.
The chief minister also said that the chief justices of the three other courts have been summoned to the Karnataka High Court in the coming days to face charges.
“There will be three of us who are to be summoned in the next few days to appear before the High Court,” Siddaramiah said.
The court, which was also informed of the suspension on Monday, has been asked to summon the chief justice and all other officials involved in the case, including the five members of the bench who were appointed by Siddaramas party.