Justice C S Karnan approaches President for suspension of SC order 

Justice Karnan has also moved a petition in the apex court seeking recall of the May 9 order but has been denied urgent hearing by the CJI.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2017 12:09 pm
Justice Karnan, Karnan, Justice Karnan case, Justice Karnan contempt of court case, Calcutta High Court, Supreme Court, indian express news Justice Karnan have claimed that a representation has been made to the president seeking suspension of the SC order sentencing him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court. (File Photo)

The lawyers representing Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan have claimed that a representation has been made to the president seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court.

However, the president’s office said, “It was not aware of any such representation.” The lawyers on Thursday said a memorandum/representation under Article 72 of the Constitution was sent through e-mail on behalf of Justice Karnan seeking “suspension/stay of his sentence of six months imposed on him” by a seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar.

Article 72 states that the president shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offence.

The representation prepared by Justice Karnan’s counsel Mathews J Nedumpara and A C Philip referred to the developments since the May 9 judgement. His lawyers had earlier claimed that the judge had shot off letters to the president, the prime minister and others against his jail term.

Justice Karnan has also moved a petition in the apex court seeking recall of the May 9 order but has been denied urgent hearing by the CJI.

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    Ameer Khan
    May 19, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    I pra President to pardon Justice Karnon through email
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