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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

INDIA'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL JUDGE: Supreme Court dismisses Dinakaran’s plea against CJA!

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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, July 19, 2011.

Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P. D. Dinakaran
Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P. D. Dinakaran - The Hindu.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P. D. Dinakaran’s plea for restraining the Campaign for Judicial Accountability (CJA) from participating in the inquiry by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel into his alleged corrupt practices and misconduct.
“The petition is dismissed,” a bench of Justices G. S. Singhvi and C. K. Prasad said in a terse order after hearing Mr. Dinakaran’s counsel for over half an hour at a special hearing.
Senior counsel Amarender Sharan and Ashok Bhan, appearing for Mr. Dinakaran, submitted before the bench that the CJA had no locus standi and should not be allowed to lead evidence or participate in the inquiry.
The counsel cited two apex court judgements to claim that third parties have no right of participation nor shall they be allowed to participate in impeachment proceedings.
The CJA had been in the forefront seeking removal of Mr. Dinakaran for his alleged corrupt practices.

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