Dinkaran had worked under Katju and Ganguli.
“Why were the two not consulted by the collegium before recommending his name...the collegium or the government will have to consult Justice Katju and Justice Mukherjee. The appointment cannot take place without consulting them or writ can be filed as a nine-judge bench (in one of its decisions) had recommended consultations,” Bhushan told reporters.
Diwan said Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde (a former Supreme Court judge) has all the “machinery in place to probe the integrity and reputation of Dinkar. He is a judge of repute and can carry out the probe...that is one way things can be looked up”.
Diwan said since the public was aware of the issue, a probe by a reputed person would be appropriate and Dinkaran should be given “proper opportunity”.