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Did my duty, punishment in God’s hands, says Karnataka HC judge after he resigns

Judge Jayant M Patel, a Karnataka Supreme Court judge, who resigned after the Supreme Court order ordered his transfer to the Supreme Court in Allahabad, said that those who decided against his ascent “Must respond to form in which it was made. ”
Judge Patel was expected to assume the position of chairman of the Supreme Court of Karnataka once Chief Justice S K Mukherjee retired on 9 October.

It was Judge Patel who in 2011, part of a court of two judges in the High Court of Gujarat had ordered the CBI investigation into the 2004 murder of Ishrat Jahan’s daughter Mumbra and three others after the Investigative Task Force SIT) concluded that the State Police had falsified the meeting.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Judge Patel, who resigned on Monday from the president, did not relate the denial of his appointment as Supreme Court president to his 2011 decision in the Ishrat Jahan case.
“Those who have made decisions should respond to the way this has been done. I can not say anything,” said Judge Patel, noting that he had seen merit cases, not who was involved.

“When I became aware of my transfer to the Supreme Court of Allahabad, I decided to resign, and I have already sent my resignation to the President of India, how it happened and what happened, it is up to you to take it into account,” he said.
“I did not feel like being transferred to Allahabad, I worked with dignity for 16 years as a judge and for ten months why I should go elsewhere,” said Judge Patel.
“What I feel is that I have fulfilled my duty for the oath of office, and punishment is ultimately in the hands of God, and one thing I can say is that wherever I have worked, it is in all sincerity and strictly for me office oath, “he said.

When asked if this was a spin-off of his IWC investigation in Ishrat Jahan, Patel J. said, “Every day we make decisions. We are not examining whether the case concerns X or Y and we can not decide on I do not think this could be the reason (for my transfer), but I can not respond to the decisions made by another person.
Judge Patel was appointed before the Supreme Court of Karnataka on 13 February 2016 after serving the President of the Supreme Court of Gujarat from August 2015 to February 2016.
Members of the Bengaluru Defenders Association, who met with him Monday, said they have “justice” perceived negatively by those who make decisions in the executive and the judiciary.
Supreme Court justices Dushyant Dave and Yatin Oza recently reported that Judge Patel was denied the top position in the country’s courts because of his decision to order the CBI investigation in the Ishrat Jahan case.

The lawyers who met him Tuesday tried to ask him to reconsider his decision. The judge had referred these matters beyond the review. The judge said Dushyant Dave knew his situation well.
“Everyone knows what kind of judge I have been, I was the same for all ministers and governments, Judge Patel was cited for having told the lawyers, I told them to respect the high values and not compromise the principles. said they quoted the Bhagavad Gita to say that everything that happened is good.

“Destiny must have something more in mind for me, there is a God above the whole world, we are in an artificial world, but there is someone up and I should have loved it. It should be useful for other purposes,” said Judge Patel.

Karnataka Supreme Court Attorney General Madhusudhan Naik and other senior lawyers who met with Judge Patel on Tuesday said the decision to transfer him was scandalous.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat Supreme Court (GHCAA) Bar Association on Tuesday decided to challenge the order to transfer Judge Patel to the Supreme Court.

The GHCAA will file a petition requesting full disclosure of the Supreme Court or College Superior’s grounds for recommendations of appointment, non-appointment, non-confirmations of the Supreme Court and / or the Supreme Court adjudicates to the Supreme Court or the President of the Court Supreme Court and for full judicial review in such situations.