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Updated: December 17, 2009 18:27 IST

Dinakaran not to resign, terms impeachment motion unfortunate

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A file photo of Justice P.D. Dinakaran
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A file photo of Justice P.D. Dinakaran

Karnataka Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, who has kept away from judicial work, on Thursday ruled out resignation and termed as “unfortunate” the impeachment motion tabled against him in the Rajya Sabha.

Justice Dinakaran also sought to rubbish allegations of land grabbing in Tamil Nadu as “baseless and incorrect”, claiming that he can substantiate that his family was not holding any land beyond the limit.

“Where is the question of me stepping down,” Justice Dinakaran said when asked whether he will step down in the backdrop of move to impeach him and protest by lawyers in Karnataka.

On the impeachment motion moved against him in Rajya Sabha, he said it was not an end by itself and nothing could be concluded on that.

“I can only say it is an unfortunate situation.

Unfortunate not from my point of view, unfortunate for not taking the entire reality and entire facts available on record into consideration,” he told Times Now.

When pointed out that there is a demand for not elevating him to the Supreme Court, Justice Dinakaran said that the inclusion of a name in the list was not in his hands. “I have the highest respect and confidence in the system,” he said.

Asked about the Karnataka lawyers' demand that he should not attend work, he said there is no question of him abstaining from work as he has “not committed any illegality, any impropriety or misconduct or misbehaviour”.

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