Dinakaran Terms Impeachment Move Unfortunate, Refuses to Quit

Accused of land grabbing, Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran has ruled out resignation, describing the impeachment motion tabled against him in Rajya Sabha as ‘unfortunate’.

Rubbishing all charges of land grabbing in Tamil Nadu as ‘baseless and incorrect’, Dinakaran claimed that he can verify that his family did not hold any land beyond the limit.

“Where is the question of stepping down,” Dinakaran said.

He was answering a question whether he would quit after Rajya Sabha MPs moved a resolution for his impeachment and lawyers protested in Karnataka.

About impeachment move, he said that it was not an end by itself and nothing could be concluded on that.

“I can only say it is an unfortunate situation. Unfortunate not from my point of view, unfortunate for not taking the entire reality and entire facts available on record into consideration,” he was quoted as saying by a TV news channel.

When pointed out that there is a demand for not elevating him to the Supreme Court, Dinakaran said that the inclusion of a name in the list was not in his hands.

“I have highest respect and confidence in the system,” he said.

Asked about Karnataka lawyer’s demand that he should not attend work, he said that there is no question of him abstaining from work as he has ‘not committed any illegality, any impropriety or misconduct or misbehaviour’.

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