People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 52

December 27, 2009

MPs Meet RS Chairman on Dinakaran Issue



A delegation consisting of Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat CPI(M), Arun Jaitly, Maya Singh(BJP), Amar Singh , Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) D Raja(CPI) and others  met the chairman of Rajya Sabha and urged him to move a resolution for impeachment of Justice Dinakaran. The notice of motion addressed to president of India  is signed by 76 MPs belonging to various political parties - CPI(M), CPI, FB, RSP, BJP, Janata Dal (United), Shiromani Akali Dal, Biju Janata Dal, and the Samajwadi Party.


The following is the text of the resolution:


This house resolves that an address be presented to the pesident for the removal of  Justice Paul Daniel Dinakaran, also know as Justice Paul Daniel Dinakaran Premkumar, from the office of chief justice of the Karnataka High Court for his following acts of misbehavior that are detailed in the explanatory note annexed herewith.


1.     Possessing wealth disproportionate to known sources of income.

2.     Unlawfully securing five housing board plots, in favour of his wife and two daughters.

3.     Entering into benami transactions prohibited and punishable under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988.

4.     Acquiring and possessing agricultural holdings beyond ceiling limit under the Tamilnadu Land Reforms (Fixation of Ceiling on Land) Act, 1961.

5.     Illegal encroachment on government and public property to deprive dalits and the poor of their right to livelihood.

6.     Violation of the human rights of dalits and the poor.

7.     Destruction of evidence during official enquiry

8.     Obstructing public servant on duty

9.     Repeated undervaluation of properties at the time of registration of sale to evade stamp duty

10. Carrying out illegal construction in breach of Town Planning Law and planning permit

11. Misuse of official position to unlawfully secure property and to facilitate other illegal acts for personal gain.

12. Abuse of judicial office:

A.   To pass dishonest judicial orders:

a) Contrary to settled principles of law to favour few individuals or for his own unjust enrichment, at the cost of the public exchequer and the country�s natural resources.

b) In matters where he had personal and direct pecuniary interest to secure several properties for his family.

B. To take irregular and dishonest administrative actions

a) For constructing Benches and fixing Rosters of judges to facilitate dishonest judicial decisions.

b) To make arbitrary and illegal appointments and transfers