Voice of Sikkim sms news channel have in its news sms alert this evening has voiced against the proposed transfer of Karnataka High Court's controversial Chief Justice P D Dinakaran to Sikkim. Despite protest from Sikkim the Supreme Court still decides to shift Justice Dinakaran to Sikkim HC. Voiceofsikkim sms channel has decided to black out unless Supreme Court rejects Dinakaran's transfer to Sikkim.
VOICE OF SIKKIM SMS
"NO UPDATE OF NEWS ON VOICEOFSIKKIM UNLESS SUPREME COURT REJECTS DINAKARAN'S TRANSFER TO SIKKIM!
P. D. Dinakaran
P. D. Dinakaran
Paul Daniel Dinakaran Premkumar (born May 9, 1950) is the Chief Justice of the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. He has been in the news recently for his alleged misdemeanors.
On August 28, 2009, the Supreme Court of India announced that Dinakaran would be elevated to a Supreme Court Judge, but this was halted due to allegations of corruption and surrounding controversy. Dinakaran subsequently refused to go on leave when asked by Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan and will now be transferred to the Sikkim High Court.
In September 2009, allegations were made against Dinakaran by several members of the Bar Council of India including Former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani stating that he had huge assets and land acquisitions in his Hometown Arakkonam more than what was fixed by the Tamil Nadu Land reforms. The lawyers requested Chief Justice of India Union Law Minister not to appoint Dinakaran as Supreme Court Judge and initiate an enquiry process regarding the allegation. The members wrote a letter to President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Law Minister to intervene in this matter.
Justice Dinakaran has not been performing any judicial functions since December 2009 when the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha admitted a motion seeking his removal on charges of corruption and abuse of his judicial office. The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan has decided to replace Justice Dinakaran with Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, and recommended transfer of Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court. The Sikkim Bar Association opposes the transfer of Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court and has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the proposal, which requires approval from Indian President Pratibha Patil.