SC Refuses To Grant Relief To Justice Karnan
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.