Govt Rejects Dinakaran’s Elevation to SC

In the wake of land grabbing allegations against Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, government has turned down the Supreme Court collegium’s move to promote him to the apex court.

According to reports, the Law Ministry returned for reconsideration the file recommending Dinakaran’s elevation to the Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan.

The CJI had written to the Law Ministry asking for de-linking of the name of Dinakaran from a list of High Court Chief Justices and recommended his name for elevation to Supreme Court.

Reports said that ministry decided to return the filed following finding from various probes, those conducted by the IB and District Collector of Tiruvallur included, that there were reasons to deny Dinakaran elevation to the Supreme Court.

Also, government felt that no more investigation into the issue was needed as requested by the CJI.

A report by Survey of India is yet to be forwarded to the SC Collegium, the sources said. Dinakaran is facing allegations of land grabbing in Kaverirajapuram in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu, a charged denied by him.

It is learnt that the Prime Minister’s Office had also referred to the law ministry the media campaign on the issue.

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