Probe team to survey Dinakaran landholding

Inquiry to begin this week in Tiruvallur on CJIs order


Official sources here said that the team comprising Major General Dr R Sivakumar, M  Dharmaraj and Sanjaykumar will arrive early next week in the village to study the land that had been adjacent to Dinakaran’s own land which had been registered in his name or his family members.

The CJI had issued direction to the government to ascertain the extent of land holding under Justice Dinakaran after he refuted the charges levelled by the Tiruvallur collector.
The move to send a team of officials to the village was significant as its report could be placed before the Rajya Sabha committee to be formed for probing the allegations against the Karnataka chief justice.

The revenue department had been directed to assist the team.

The Tiruvallur DM in his report said that Justice Dinakaran and his family members had encroached upon government land which was adjacent to their own land.

In his report, he submitted a map from the Survey Department, that marked the encroached land and original owners’ land (patta land) in Kaverirajapuram in Tiruttani taluk of Tiruvallur district.

The report was also accompanied by photographs of barbed wire fencing and even the removal of fencing by some people.

It was alleged that in Kaverirajapuram alone the extent of land possessed by the judge is approximately 500 acres. It was alleged that vast extents of government poromboke land, government ‘anadeenam’ land (abandoned private land), lakes, canals, streams, common village pathways and an ancient mud fortress abutting his patta land were progressively encroached upon.

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