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Sunday, August 14, 2022

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.


Justice C S Karnan released after six months from Kolkata jail in contempt of court case

December 20, 2017 2:13 pm

The judge hit the headlines first when he accused his fellow colleagues in the Chennai High Court of caste discrimination since he was a Dalit. He also alleged that a fellow judge 'deliberately' touched him with his foot as he was a Dalit.

Former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan to be released from jail tomorrow

December 19, 2017 7:35 pm

Former HC Justice Karnan was arrested from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on June 20 after he evaded the police for over a month.

Delhi HC dismisses plea of Justice Karnan against contempt of law

August 23, 2017 10:43 pm

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".

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

July 26, 2017 10:48 am

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

July 08, 2017 6:38 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders trending, followed by legal news every Saturday.

Supreme Court no to urgent bail plea hearing for CS Karnan

July 04, 2017 1:43 am

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

Justice CS Karnan bail plea: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing

July 03, 2017 1:06 pm

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. 

Justice Karnan taken to hospital for another round of tests

June 22, 2017 6:20 pm

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".

Justice Karnan case highlights needs for protecting integrity of judiciary

June 21, 2017 10:23 pm

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

June 21, 2017 8:38 pm

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