Karnan was the first sitting high court judge in the history of the Indian judiciary to be awarded a jail term by the Supreme Court for contempt of court
The verdict, penned by the CJI on behalf of five judges of the seven-judge bench, also referred to the fact that even after its order restraining Justice Karnan from doing administrative and judicial work, he kept giving interviews to the media.
A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, had on May 9 directed the West Bengal director general of police to take the then serving judge Justice C S Karnan into custody immediately.
Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan who has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Supreme Court for the contempt of court, appealed to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for parole and mailed the copy to Raj Bhavan.
Karnan, who had been evading arrest since the May 9 Supreme Court order, was picked up Tuesday night by Kolkata Police from a private resort at Malumichampatti, about six km from Coimbatore, where he was staying for the past few days.
Referring to judgement of his transfer to Calcutta High Court, Justice Karnan said the CJI’s proposal of transfer goes against the judgement of refraining him from any judicial work.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday lashed out at Justice C S Karnan and termed his conduct as “indecorous” and “uncharitable”.
Justice Karnan has sent his complaint to the President, PM and Dalit politicians like BSP chief Mayawati and Ram Vilas Paswan.
A serving judge’s open objection to the “unfair” selection of probable judges for the Madras High Court last week highlighted the deep divide within the legal community over the secrecy surrounding the process and the eligibility of the candidates. “The selection is unfair,” said Justice C S Karnan, walking into a courtroom as a division […]