Dinakaran issue: Karna bar federation for expediting decision

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 19:15

Bangalore: The Federation of Bar
Associations in Karnataka on Wednesday appealed to the Supreme Court collegium to expedite its decision on the issue of elevation
of state high court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran who faces
charges of land grabbing, to the apex court.

Stating that the federation was "deeply distressed" by
the "prolonged uncertainty" in the matter, its President K N
Subba Reddy told reporters the move for impeachment of the
Judge by 75 non-Congress Rajya Sabha members could have been
avoided by "swift action of the Collegium".

Justice Dinakaran`s elevation to the Supreme Court has
been put on hold by the Collegium after the land grab charges
surfaced. The Union Law Ministry had recently rejected the
Collegium`s recommendation for his elevation and sent it back
for reconsideration.

Asserting that present stalemate was in nobody`s
interest, Reddy said the "delay has dented the image of the
judiciary. The Collegium ought to take an immediate decision
one way or the other".

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 19:15

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