Dinakaran row: Sikkim lawyers seek CM's help

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Gangtok, Apr 11: Sikkim lawyers have sought Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling 'cooperation' to stall the posting of tainted Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran.

Sikkim Bar Association president DR Thapa said, "We met the Chief Minister and submitted to him a copy of the resolution adopted by Bar Association members against the transfer of Dinakaran here and solicited his support for the campaign on the issue."

"We also explained to the Chief Minister how the transfer of Justice Dinakaran may affect the integrity of the judicial institutions in Sikkim," he was quoted by news agency as saying.

The association members will also meet acting Governor MK Narayanan on Apr 14 to seek his help to stall Dinakaran's transfer to Sikkim.

59-year-old, Dinakaran is facing charges of misuse of authority, corruption and land grab.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had asked Dinakaran to go on a long leave and appointed Delhi High Court Judge Madan B Lokur as the acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.

With Dinakaran refusing to go on leave, the Supreme Court collegium on Thursday, Apr 8, suggested the proposal to transfer him to Sikkim.

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