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West Bengal police continue search for Justice Karnan

A seven-judge bench of the apex court had on May 9 held Karnan guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to six months imprisonment.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published: May 13, 2017 10:33 pm
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A team of West Bengal police personnel continued their search for Justice C S Karnan for the fourth day today, but the Calcutta High Court judge still remained untraceable. The search is continuing with the assistance of local police to comply with a Supreme Court order which sentenced the judge to six months imprisonment for contempt. The visiting team, with the aid of local police, have already questioned several persons, including the kin of Justice Karnan to trace his whereabouts.

Police sources said: “We are providing all assistance needed by our West Bengal counterparts to execute the court order sentencing the judge.” However, the efforts of police to locate the judge have not fructified so far.

A seven-judge bench of the apex court had on May 9 held Karnan guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to six months imprisonment. Justice Karnan, who has been on the warpath with the Supreme Court for last several months, is the first sitting judge of a high court to be sentenced. He is due to retire next month.

Yesterday, the apex court had said a “conscious decision” was taken by seven of its judges to sentence justice Karnan to six months imprisonment by holding him guilty of contempt. “The seven judges assembled to take a conscious decision,” a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had said.

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    prasad
    May 14, 2017 at 7:54 am
    Certainly the either any police will not arrest the said errant judge Karnan. He again violated the order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, by publishing derogatory statements as against the Judges of Supreme Court in his alleged affidavit through his counsel. It is better to award prize to the informants though who are inform his whereabouts and the Prize money can be deducted from his Monetary benefits. However both the Hob'ble S.C. and Mr.C.S are playing Hide and Seek game and foolishing the people.
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      R
      May 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm
      People need to understand that Supreme court is corrupt and what Justice Karnan says is true.
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