Justice Karnan Refuses To Be Examined By Doctors As Directed By SC
Kolkata: Claiming that he is mentally fit, Calcutta High Court Judge Justice CS Karnan on Wednesday refused to undergo medical examination ordered by the apex court. He described it as a “mad order passed by mad judges.”
When a four-member medical team from a government hospital wanted to examine him, he said that he is quite normal and has a stable mind. Expressing the same in writing, he said that,”My strong view about the Supreme Court order is that it amounts to insult and harassment towards the judge (myself).”
He also denied the test claiming that guardian’s consent is required for such an examination and as his family members are not present, there is no such consent. So no medical test can be held.
A seven-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Monday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine Karnan on May 4 and submit the evaluation report on May 8.
Karnan has been locking horns with the apex court for over three months. He is also facing contempt charges for degrading the judiciary and making allegations of corruption against various SC judges.
As per apex court order, a four-member team of doctors along with police went to Justice Karnan’s residence on Wednesday morning.