Dinakaran won't hold court till cleared of charges

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Dinakaran won't hold court till cleared of charges
Bangalore, Dec 17: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, who is facing allegations of land-grabbing and amassing disproportionate assets, will not be hearing any cases till further orders.

High Court Registrar General Budhihal issued an one-line notification saying that Justice Dinakaran will not be presiding over the Bench till further orders.

According to sources, Justice Dinakaran has himself opted out of judicial duties and that he would only take up administrative matters.

Dinakaran has not been presiding over any case during the past one week.

Earlier, on Monday, Dec 14, a united Opposition initiated the process of impeachment of Justice Dinakaran by moving a notice in Rajya Sabha, signed by 76 members, for his removal.

The 55-page notice, listing 12 acts of misbehaviour by Justice Dinakaran, was submitted to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari under Judges (Enquiry) Act, 1968.

Barring Congress and DMK, MPs of almost all parties in Rajya Sabha signed the notice.

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