As the Karnataka High Court reopens on Monday after the Dussehra vacation, the big question is whether Justice Dinakaran, will appear in the court after charges of corruption were leveled against him and a section of advocates in Bangalore passed a resolution against him on September 17.
But now, there seems to be a voice of support from a man who is in a sense the supreme head of the legal system of the State. Surrounded by controversy, the Chief Justice of Karnataka has found support of sorts from a constitutional authority.
Ashok Harnahalli, Advocate General of the State of Karnataka says, "Nobody has looked into the correctness of the allegation - whether these charges are correct or not, are yet to be examined. In such a situation, calling upon the Chief Justice to not appear in court sends out wrong signals to the public."
Earlier, The Forum for Judicial Accountability, an NGO, alleged that family members of Justice Dinakaran acquired properties in violation of rules.
Dinakaran's name was recommended to the Centre by the Supreme Court Collegium for elevation as a judge of the SC.