Justice Dinakaran not to hear court cases

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Bangalore, Dec 17 (ANI): Facing an impeachment motion in Rajya Sabha, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran who is flooded with the alleged charges of corruption and land encroachment will not be hearing any court cases till further orders.

According to the notification issued by the High Court Registrar General Budhihal on Wednesday, Justice Dinakaran will not be presiding over the bench till further orders.

It was not apparent if Justice Dinakaran had himself decided not to discharge judicial duties or was directed to so, but sources claimed that Justice Dinakaran had himself decided not to take up administrative matters and set himself free of judicial duties.

Earlier on Monday, Vice President Hamid Ansari in the Rajya Sabha received the impeachment document, signed by a united opposition asking for Justice Dinakaran to be removed.

Cutting across party lines, more than 50 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Left parties and Samajwadi Party had submitted a signed letter to initiate the process of impeachment against Justice Dinakaran.

Vice President Hamid Ansari received the impeachment document in the Rajya Sabha, asking for Justice Dinakaran to be removed.

The 55-page notice had in it all the 12 acts of misbehaviour by Justice Dinakaran under Judges (Enquiry) Act, 1968.

Earlier, on the alleged charges of corruption and land encroachment, the Chief Justice of India had withheld the name of Justice Dinakaran who was to be elevated to the Supreme Court.

The apex court has now decided to consider the appointment only after Justice Dinakaran is cleared of the said charges. (ANI)

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