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Updated: October 11, 2009 17:42 IST

Time to pay attention to judicial reforms: PM

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A file picture of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a press conference. Photo: H. Satish
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A file picture of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a press conference. Photo: H. Satish

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said there is a need for judicial reforms in the country but hoped that the Judiciary itself would take steps for it.

Mr. Singh, on a visit here, was asked about accountability of judiciary in the backdrop of accusations of land grabbing against Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran.

“I think there is a case for paying attention to judicial reforms. I sincerely hope that the judiciary itself will take effective steps in this regard,” Mr. Singh said.

Justice Dinakaran’s appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court has hit a roadblock with a collegium headed by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan understood to have put on hold the decision on his elevation after allegations that he possessed around 500 acres of land in Tamil Nadu.

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