SC collegium asks PD Dinakaran to go on leave

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New Delhi, Apr 3: The Supreme Court Collegium has reportedly asked the tainted Karnataka High Court chief justice PD Dinakaran to go on a leave.

As per reports, the collegium's decision came after it learnt that the work at the Karnataka High Court has hit a massive roadblock as the chief justice has not been performing judicial duties since Dec 2009 after allegations of corruption and land grabbing was slapped against him.

The collegium has also reportedly cleared the name of the acting chief justice of the Delhi High Court Justice Madan B Lokur to replace Dinakaran.

Earlier, PD Dinakaran elevation to the apex court was also halted in the view of a slew of allegations against the judge.

In Dec 2009, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari admitted an impeachment motion seeking removal of the 59-year-old Dinakaran as he faces allegations of corruption, land-grab, abuse of judicial office and disproportionate assets.

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