Gangtok, (Sikkim): In further embarrassment to the controversial Karnataka Chief Justice Dinakaran, the Sikkim Bar Association is protesting against his posting to their state.
They have appealed to the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. The bar association has unanimously resolved to boycott the swearing-in ceremony as well. The proposal of shift Dinakaran is being sent for President's approval.
The move to shift Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court came after he refused to go on leave. Dinakaran was not performing judicial functions after the Rajya Sabha admitted a motion seeking his removal on charges of corruption and land-grabbing. However, on his part, Justice Dinakaran has repeatedly denied the allegations.
The Collegium has also cleared the name of the acting chief justice of the Delhi High Court Justice Madan B Lokur to be the next Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
Don't dump Dinakaran on us, says the sikkim Bar Association after Justice Dinakaran's transfer to the Sikkim High Court. The lawyers say they can't expect justice from a tainted judge.
"He is facing this corruption charges. Though it is not proved, but he is a tainted judge. We can't expect any justice from the tainted judge. So we don't want to accept him," said Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, General Secretary, Sikim Bar Association.
"We had called a general body meeting. In the general body meeting, we have decided if our protest is not considered by the concerned authorities, in that case we will boycott swearing-in ceremony and will not appear before the justice."