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Now, jurists want CJI to sack Dinakaran

In fresh trouble for Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, top jurists on Sunday asked the Chief Justice of India to seek his resignation, following confirmation by the Tamil Nadu government of land grabbing allegations against him.

delhi Updated: Oct 12, 2009 00:27 IST
Nagendar Sharma

In fresh trouble for Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, top jurists on Sunday asked the Chief Justice of India to seek his resignation, following confirmation by the Tamil Nadu government of land grabbing allegations against him.

Fresh from their victory in having forced the panel of top judges responsible for appointments and promotions (collegium) to put off its plans to promote Dinakaran to the Supreme Court, the jurists mounted further pressure on the CJI to take action against him.

HT had first reported on September 14 that eminent lawyers had objected to the collegium’s recommendation to promote Dinakaran, citing serious corruption charges.

“The collegium has been forced to review and hold back its recommendation for promotion after allegations against him surfaced. How can such a judge continue,” asked veteran jurist Ram Jethmalani.