SC Refuses To Grant Relief To Justice Karnan

Justice Karnan, controversial judge of Calcutta High Court who was sentenced to six month’s imprisonment, was refused any relief by the apex court.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected to grant relief to the controversial Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan in the contempt of court case. It is known that Justice Karnan was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the apex court last month.

As Justice Karnan was found guilty of contempt of court on May 9, the top court, awarding jail term to him, directed the Director General of West Bengal Police to constitute teams for the execution of the order.

The apex court also refused to entertain the plea by Justice Karnan seeking a stay and a review.

After this, he filed a mercy plea before President Pranab Mukherjee seeking the stay.

Justice Karnan caught the limelight when he had taken on the top judiciary with his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing various judges and officers of the Madras High Court of corruption.

The Supreme Court initiated contempt proceedings against Justice Karnan on February 8 and restrained him from performing judicial and administrative work. He is set to retire this month.

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Justice Karnan Retires While Absconding

Justice Karnan of Calcutta High Court who has been in news for wrong reasons has retired from service on Monday while absconding thus denying himself the honours due to a retiring judge.

Kolkata: Is Justice CS Karnan of the Kolkata High Court going to be the first Indian judge to retire while at large?

Born on June 12, 1955 he is retiring from judicial services on Monday. The judge has reportedly been absconding since the Supreme Court ordered his arrest on May 9.

He went underground since then forcing the West Bengal police to arrive at Chennai where the judge was reported to have interacted with journalists on May 9. The police had also been to Srikalahasti , a pilgrim place in Andhra Pradesh, in search of Karnan.

In the wake of SC’s order, Karnan would miss formal retirement honours that a retiring HC judge will be generally be treated with.

Justice Karnan moved the National Commission for SCs and STs, complaining of harassment by his colleagues. In the developments that followed the Supreme Court ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. He refused to submit himself to the doctors saying that there is nothing wrong with him and the judges of the apex court who order psychiatric test should in fact submit themselves to the examination by doctors.

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