Justice Karnan

Calcutta High Court Judge Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan, 62, was found guilty in a contempt of court case and was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Supreme Court. He is the first sitting judge of a higher court in the history of Indian judiciary to be sent to jail. In January 2017, Karnan had accused 20 sitting and retired SC and HC judges of being corrupt. The controversial judge approached the apex court to recall its order convicting him of contempt. The controversial judge was appointed as Madras High Court judge in 2009, but was later transferred due to his repeated allegations and tiffs with fellow judges. He is due to retire in June 2017.
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Delhi HC dismisses plea of Justice Karnan against contempt of law

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the petition, challenging the Supreme Court’s decision holding him in contempt and sending him to jail for six months, was “completely misdirected and untenable”.

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Justice Karnan seeks remission of jail term from President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

The controversial former judge made the representation through his counsel Mathews J Nedumpara. “A representation seeking remission of the six-month jail term awarded to Justice(retd) Karnan was presented to the President’s office today,” Nedumpara said.

Justice CS Karnan imprisoned for six months & Arundhati Roy’s stay on contempt: Top Judgments of the Week

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Supreme Court no to urgent bail plea hearing for CS Karnan

CS Karnan, who is the first high court justice to be sentenced to prison while in service, has made several futile attempts to knock on the Supreme Court’s door seeking relief since he was sentenced by a seven-judge special bench for contempt of court

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Justice CS Karnan bail plea: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing

The 62-year-old judge, who retired on June 12 was held guilty of contempt of court for his comments against the Chief Justice of India and other judges of the higher judiciary. 

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Justice Karnan taken to hospital for another round of tests

A senior officer of the Presidency correctional home (jail), where he was lodged, told PTI, “Karnan is not very well and seems to be weak. He was taken to the state-run SSKM hospital today again for another round of tests which were not done last night”.

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Justice Karnan case highlights needs for protecting integrity of judiciary

The Justice Karnan episode was a pointer to the glaring lacuanes in the scheme of selection and appointment of judges of the higher judiciary

Karnan bail plea rejected, lodged in Kolkata’s Presidency Jail

Former Calcutta High Court Justice C S Karnan was arrested from a guest house in Coimbatore on Tuesday by the West Bengal Police.

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Justice Karnan arrested: Here are all his controversies

Judge CS Karnan arrest came six days after his retirement on June 12. Karnan became the first high court judge to have retired as a fugitive

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Justice CS Karnan arrested from Coimbatore: Timeline of events leading to his arrest

Justice Karnan had not been seen in public ever since the Supreme Court convicted him to six months in jail for contempt of court

Completing six months incarceration, Justice Karnan to publish his controversial orders against SC judges as a book

Former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan arrested from Coimbatore

Justice Karnan was sentenced by the Supreme Court to six months’ prison for contempt and had not been seen in public since then. 

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Controversial Calcutta HC judge Justice C S Karnan retires

“A farewell given by the administration is held, which is attended by judges and senior lawyers and speeches are given as per custom. This was not held as he was not present,” Calcutta High Court registrar general Sugato Majumdar said.

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Justice CS Karnan retires from Calcutta HC today, first to retire while being untraceable

A seven-judge bench sentenced the judge to six-month jail time finding him guilty of contempt of court.

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Supreme Court declines to hear CS Karnan’s plea seeking stay on his conviction

The matter was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta. The bench refused to interfere with the order or conviction and sentencing that a special seven-judge bench had pronounced.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear Justice Karnan’s plea against jail term

Ten days after the SC’s order that Karnan be taken into custody “forthwith”, he still remains at large and has not been arrested.