Dinakaran moves SC against impeachment proceedings

New Delhi: Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption.

Justice Dinakaran challenged the proceedings before a three-member Rajya Sabha-appointed inquiry panel which has been hearing the charges of alleged land grabbing and possession of wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

He has sought quashing of the order of the panel which has refused his plea for the recusal of senior advocate P P Rao on the ground that he was biased against him.

The panel, headed by Justice Aftab Alam of the Supreme Court, also includes Karnataka High Court Chief Justice J S Khehar, besides Rao.