P D Dinakaran

  • SC lifts stay on proceedings against Dinakaran July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: In a huge blow for former Karnataka Chief Justice and Sikkim Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted the stay on proceedings against him by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel. The Supreme Court said that a new panel will now be set up to look into...
  • Dinakaran case judge recuses himself from hearing September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Justice V S Sirpurkar, who heads the Rajya Sabha-appointed panel going into the impeachment issue against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, on Thursday recused himself from hearing the case in the backdrop of questions raised on his neutrality by an advocacy group. Sirpurkar, a senior Supreme...
  • Don't dump Dinakaran on us: Sikkim lawyers April 10, 2010

    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...
  • Defiant Dinakaran transferred to Sikkim HC April 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The SC Collegium has transfered tainted Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court. Dinakaran was asked to go on leave by the collegium early this week. But the justice defied the collegium's advisory to go on leave. Sources say he was asked to go on...
  • Why pick on Dinakaran now? asks CJI January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Supreme Court Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan has defended Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, who is facing an impeachment proceeding for alleged corruption. Balakrishnan, the country’s highest judge, refused to comment on the impeachment proceeding against Dinakaran but said the allegations were...
  • Dinakaran's promotion to SC on hold: CJI December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's promotion to the Supreme Court has put on hold because of impeachment proceedings against him in the Rajya Sabha over land grabbing allegations, Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan said on Friday. "We have kept Justice Dinakaran's name in abeyance...
  • Dinakaran's appointment to apex court put on hold December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari admitted a plea for impeachment of Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan on Friday said the controversial judge's elevation to the Supreme Court has been put on hold. "We have kept Justice Dinakaran's name in...
  • Watch: Dinakaran decides not to hear court cases December 17, 2009

    Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran will not hear any judicial mattters until further orders. This was the surprise notification issued by the Karnataka High Court registrar during a routine updating of the cause list of hearings late Wednesday night. ...
  • Tough, tiring, tedious: impeaching Dinakaran December 15, 2009

    As many as 76 Rajya Sabha members of Opposition parties on Monday submitted a petition to Upper House Chairman Hamid Ansari for impeaching Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court accused of land-grabbing and amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income. Dinakaran’s promotion to the...
  • 76 Rajya Sabha MPs want Dinakaran impeached December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Seventy-six Rajya Sabha members on Monday submitted a petition to Vice President Hamid Ansari seeking impeachment of Karnataka High Court judge P D Dinakaran. "76 members of Rajya Sabha have submitted an impeachment motion. We are also exercising our duty. Investigation should be undertaken as the result of this...
  • 50 RS MPs demand Dinakaran's impeachment December 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The move by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some other parties to impeach Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran gathered momentum on Friday with about 50 Rajya Sabha MPs supporting the action. Rajya Sabha members from BJP, Left parties and Samajwadi Party among others, have reportedly signed...
  • Karnataka HC lawyers protest against Dinakaran working November 10, 2009

    Mayhem broke out in the premises of the Bangalore High Court on Monday morning as lawyers protesting the continuance of Justice Dinakaran in Court decided to boycott the proceedings. There was scuffle and several people reported assault and injuries. ...
  • Dinakaran dropped from SC promotion list November 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan has dropped the name of Karnataka High Court Justice PD Dinakaran from the list of those recommended for elevation to the Supreme Court. The name of Justice Dinakaran has been dropped due to the allegations of...
  • Watch: Dinakaran's promotion to apex court bleak October 12, 2009

    The prospects of Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran's elevation to the Supreme Court have turned bleak. This, after the collector of Tiruvallur in Tamil Nadu, admitted that Dinakaran possessed about 500 acres and also encroached on about 197 acres of public land, misusing his position. ...
  • SC meeting over, no decision on Justice Dinakaran September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's collegium on Friday failed to arrive at a decision on whether to recall its recommendation to the government to promote Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran to the apex court in view of the allegations levelled against him. "No decision was taken," said a...
  • A court is greater than any judge: Fali Nariman September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, has been summoned by the Chief Justice of India to answer allegations of financial irregularities. A letter written by a forum of lawyers of the Madras High Court and signed by four senior advocates of the Supreme Court--Fali...