New Delhi, Apr 8: Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday, Apr 8, said that Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran has to go on leave as advised by the Supreme Court Collegium.
Speaking to reporters, Moily said, "The hand of law is quite long enough to catch anyone. I don't think Justice Dinarakan is above the law, or he is beyond the reach of the law."
Moily was responding to question when asked about the Government's view on Justice Dinakaran not proceeding on leave.
Dinakaran, who is flooded with the alleged charges of corruption and land encroachment, was asked to go on leave by the Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan.
The Collegium has also cleared the name of the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Justice Madan B Lokur to be appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
According to sources, an Acting Chief Justice can be in place in Karnataka even when Justice Dinakaran goes on leave.