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Advocates want Karnataka CJ not to preside over the bench

PTI  Bangalore, September 17, 2009
First Published: 23:25 IST(17/9/2009) | Last Updated: 23:27 IST(17/9/2009)

Ahead of the Supreme Court collegium meeting in Delhi on Thursday, troubles for Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran grew with the advocates in Bangalore urging him to keep away from work and threatening further action if he did not not comply with their request.


The Advocates Association of Bangalore (AAB) held an emergent Special General Body meeting in the wake of allegations against Dinakaran and urged him not not to preside over the bench till he is cleared of the allegations of amassing of wealth levelled against him.

Justice Dinakaran has denied these allegations during a meeting with Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan in Delhi last week.

"If the Chief Justice does not accede to our request of not presiding over the bench, we will call another Special General Body meeting to decide the future course of action," AAB President KN Puttegowda told reporters after the meeting.

In a resolution, the AAB said "during the tenure of the current Chief Justice, if any wrong decision has been taken, it will be listed. The same would be forwarded to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily and Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan".

Chief Justice Dinakaran, who heard a few cases this morning, however, was unavailable for comment over the Advocates Association's decisions.

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