P.D. Dinakaran

Justice P.D. Dinakaran CJ of the Sikkim High Court, ahead of a motion for his removal on charges of corruption pending in the RS. The justice faced charges of landgrab among others.

File photo of Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran. The Supreme Court refused to quash pre-impeachment charges framed against him by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel looking into allegations of corrupt practices and misconduct against him.

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Fenced In Justice Dinakaran’s land in Kaverirajapuram in Tiruvallur, a part of which is said to be encroached upon

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Dinakaran’s family home in Arrakonam

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Land And Grab: Dinakaran’s controversial plot of land in Chennai

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Justice P.D. Dinakaran
Currently chief justice of Sikkim High Court Allegation: Faces impeachment proceedings in the Rajya Sabha. As former chief justice of Karnataka HC, he faced allegations of possessing wealth disproportionate to known sources of income, land-grabbing and securing five housing board plots in the name of his wife and two daughters.

KPN (From Outlook Magazine October 04, 2010 Issue)

Corruption in higher judiciary remained in news through the year. Finally, a petition seeking impeachment proceedings against beleaguered Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran was moved by as many as 76 Rajya Sabha members.