Dinakaran now wants his job back

Dinakaran now wants his job back

Tainted former chief justice writes to President; Law ministry unlikely to oblige

Dinakaran now wants his job back

 The Law Ministry sources, however, said there was no provision for withdrawal of resignation once it is sent to the President. Dinakaran had put in his papers on July 29, just a day before the Rajya Sabha Chairman-appointed Inquiry Committee was to start probing different charges against him as part of impeachment proceedings.

The former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court has been facing serious charges of graft, land grabbing and corruption. His resignation had rendered the proceedings against him infructuous.

According to sources, once the resignation has been submitted, it is accepted automatically and cannot be withdrawn. Notably, Justice Sonam Phintso Wangdi has already been appointed as the acting chief justice of the Sikkim High Court following Justice Dinakaran’s resignation.

Dinakaran, 61,  was to retire in May next year. He had suffered a setback after the SC dismissed his different petitions challenging charges framed against him and the decision of the Inquiry Committee to allow a Chennai-based NGO to record evidence before it. Later, he alleged  he was victimised at the instance of “vested interests”.

He also claimed his social background was responsible for his misfortune.Dinakaran was to be elevated to the SC.

 However,  there was opposition to his elevation by the Bar Association due to different charges including that of land grabbing, corruption and others. He was later told to go on leave but he reportedly refused, leading to his transfer to Sikkim High Court.