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The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the judges enquiry committee on a petition by Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, saying that charges framed against him were beyond the scope of the notice of motion seeking his impeachment for alleged misconduct.

 The bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice C.K. Prasad issued the notice after senior counsel A. Saran told the court that the chargesheet issued to Justice Dinakaran has charges that were not in the notice of motion.

Justice Dinakaran is facing charges of misconduct and a motion has been moved in Rajya Sabha seeking his impeachment and removal.

The judges enquiry committee comprises of apex court judge Aftab Alam, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice J.S. Kehar and senior counsel P.P. Rao.

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