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CJI mum on Collegium suggestion on Dinakaran

Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan on Saturday virtually confirmed reports that the Supreme Court Collegium has proposed the transfer of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, facing land grab charges, to Sikkim.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2010 19:16 IST

Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan on Saturday virtually confirmed reports that the Supreme Court Collegium has proposed the transfer of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, facing land grab charges, to Sikkim.

"We don't divulge these things to the press unless a final decision is taken by the President. Transfer is effected by the President. So, until that, it is only a proposal," Balakrishnan told reporters Kochi.

Justice Balakrishnan was asked about the Supreme Court Collegium's reported recommendation on shifting Justice Dinakaran to the northeastern state.

"Let them protest," he said when asked about the Sikkim Bar Association opposing the transfer of Justice Dinakaran and appealing to the Supreme Court to reconsider the move.

The Association on Friday decided to boycott the swearing-in of Justice Dinakaran as well as the Court he will preside over.

Justice Dinakaran has not been performing judicial functions after Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari admitted a motion in December last seeking his impeachment on charges of corruption, land-grab and abuse of judicial office. He has denied the allegations.