PD Dinakaran

  • SC to pronounce verdict on Dinakaran today July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Sikkim High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran's petition challenging impeachment proceedings against him on Tuesday. The charges against the judge include land grabbing, accumulation of unaccounted assets and passing judicial orders for extraneous considerations. Dinakaran had accused the probing...
  • Protests stop Karnataka CJ from attending court June 3, 2010

    Bangalore: Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Justice PD Dinakaran, accused of corruption, has once again created a controversy after he decided that he would attend the court from Thursday. Advocates Association President KN Putte Gowda warned Dinakaran that he would face massive protests if he returned to court. Following the...
  • Mayawati writes to PM on Dinakaran issue December 19, 2009

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to ensure Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran gets an opportunity to present his point of view before any action is taken against him. Justice Dinakaran, who faces the charge of...
  • Watch: Cong MPs back Dinakaran, oppose impeachment December 19, 2009

    Several Dalit MPs, predominantly from the Congress are opposing an impeachment petition against Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran presented in the Rajya Sabha. The MPs say Dinakaran is being targetted because he is a Dalit. Sources say Congress may oppose impeachment of Dinakaran in Parliament. ...
  • Congress MPs lobby for Dinakaran, Dalits December 19, 2009

    New Delhi: A group of Congress MPs has opposed Opposition lawmakers’ campaign to impeach Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, and suspect he is being targeted because he is a Dalit. As many as 76 Rajya Sabha members of Opposition parties on Monday submitted a...
  • Plea for Dinakaran's impeachment accepted December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted a petition by 75 members to impeach Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran for alleged land grab, official sources said. "The chairman has accepted the petition. It will now be discussed in the house," the source said. The 75 members,...
  • Dinakaran won't hold court till cleared of charges December 17, 2009

    Bangalore: Facing an impeachment motion in Rajya Sabha, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran who is caught in a quagmire of allegations of land grabbing and possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income will not be hearing any cases till further orders. A one-line notification issued by the...
  • Dinakaran wants panel set up to probe charges December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran wants to defend himself after allegations were levelled against him for being involved in financial fraud. Dinakaran on Tuesday requested Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan to appoint a three-member panel to investigate all allegations levelled against him. The move comes after the CJI told...
  • Watch: 2nd impeachment motion against sitting judge post-Independence December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday began what is possibly the second impeachment motion against a sitting judge post-Independence. Opposition MP's submitted a petition signed by 76 members in the Rajya Sabha against Justice Dinakaran. However, the Congress has stayed out of this campaign. ...
  • Watch: Dinakaran linked to land deals, SC dreams dashed December 5, 2009

    New Delhi: It is the end of the road for Justice Dinakaran. The Central Government on Saturday refused to clear his name for the Supreme Court saying there is enough proof to link him to questionable land deals. ...
  • Govt spikes Dinakaran's promotion to apex court December 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran will not be promoted to the Supreme Court with the Central Government deciding against accepting the apex court collegium’s recommendation to elevate him. The Union Government says there is enough proof to link him to questionable land deals. Chief Justice of India KG...
  • Bangalore lawyers deny charges in showcause notice November 13, 2009

    Bangalore: Defending its recent court boycott over continuance of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, facing land grabbing charge, the advocates association on Friday said it had not committed any contempt of court. Responding to a show cause notice for contempt of court, the Advocates Association of Bangalore asserted...
  • Watch: Moily chastises lawyers for breaking law November 11, 2009

    Disapproving of the action of some lawyers in Bangalore jostling with Karnataka High Court's controversial Chief Justice P D Dinakaran and locking up two judges, the Centre on Wednesday said the judiciary cannot be shaken by "hammering" whatever be the provocation. ...
  • Don't break the law, Moily tells lawyers November 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Disapproving of the action of some lawyers in Bangalore jostling with Karnataka High Court's controversial Chief Justice P D Dinakaran and locking up two judges, the Centre on Wednesday said the judiciary cannot be shaken by "hammering" whatever be the provocation. Law Minister M Veerappa Moily asked the lawyers...
  • Watch: Lawyers protest outside Dinakaran's courtroom November 9, 2009

    Hundreds of lawyers laid siege outside Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's courtroom on Monday to protest his continuing in office despite allegations of land grabbing and the amassing of assets disproportionate to his income. ...
  • Dinakaran holds court, lawyers hold protest November 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Hundreds of lawyers laid siege outside Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's courtroom on Monday to protest his continuing in office despite allegations of land grabbing and the amassing of assets disproportionate to his income. A miffed Dinakaran, who was hearing a case, walked out of the...
  • Watch: Karnataka CJ's promotion to SC put on hold November 2, 2009

    There are charges of corruption against Chief Justice PD Dinakaran. ...
  • Dinakaran's promotion to apex court put on hold October 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's promotion as a judge of the Supreme Court has been put on hold after a collegium of the country’s highest court received a report on allegations of land-grabbing against him. The collegium, which met on Saturday, is believed to have asked...
  • Fresh allegations against Karnataka Chief Justice October 5, 2009

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, who was allegedly asked by the Chief Justice of India to explain corruption allegations against him, has been accused by a forum of illegally acquiring properties. The Chennai Forum for Judicial Accountability has alleged that it has evidence that Dinakaran’s family gained...
  • Karnataka CJ being targeted as he is a Dalit: Buta September 25, 2009

    National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman Buta Singh on Friday claims that Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran is being targeted because he is a Dalit. Buta says the Commission has already asked the Union Government to take action against those who've made casteist remarks against Justice Dinakaran. ...
  • Corruption-accused Justice Dinakaran opts out of tour September 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, who has been accused of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, has opted out of an official judges delegation to Australia led by Chief Justice of India. "Justice Dinakaran has himself opted out of the trip to Australia," Chief...
  • Justice Dinakaran to plead his case before SC collegium September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran will appear before the Supreme Court collegium on Friday to plead his case following charges of disproportionate assets against him. The collegium will consist of five Supreme Court judges and will be headed by Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan. The other judges...
  • Lawyers to meet Moily over Karnataka judge assets issue September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: A group of senior lawyers will meet Union Law Minister M Veerapppa Moily in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the allegations of corruption against Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran. The lawyers have already complained to the Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan after which the CJI summoned Justice...
  • Senior lawyers protest Karnataka CJ's posting to SC September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Senior lawyers are up in arms over the possible elevation of the Karnataka Chief Justice to the Supreme Court even after allegations of corruption. After complaining to the Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan, they are meeting Law Minister Veerapppa Moily on Thursday. ...
  • Judges' assets: Karnataka Chief Justice in trouble September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran's assets are under scrutiny and the Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan has asked him to respond to allegations that he has amassed assets disproportionate to his income. The CJI had summoned Karnataka's Chief Justice to Delhi on Saturday to answer allegations...