Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan has called for a report from the Tamil Nadu government on the allegations against the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, P.D. Dinakaran, that he acquired large land holdings.

Justice Dinakaran is among the five judges recommended for elevation to the Supreme Court by the Supreme Court collegium. The file is pending with the Union Law Ministry in view of the recent allegations.

Highly placed sources told The Hindu that “since we wanted to verify the facts, we called for a report from the State government/District Collector.”

Justice Dinakaran has already met the CJI and denied the allegations.

Asked whether calling for the report could be called a probe, the sources said: “You can’t call it a probe. We want some details in respect of the land holdings and whether there is encroachment or not.”

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