NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is all set to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against Justice C S Karnan, the sitting Calcutta High Court Judge from Wednesday where he himself will argue his case.
A seven judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar will begin the contempt proceedings.
Justice Karnan had written a letter dated December 21, 2016 to the Supreme Court Registry seeking permission to argue the case in person, which was allowed.
This move comes at a time when a case involving him and Madras High Court is already pending before the apex Court.
In December 2016, Justice Karnan had sought the permission of the apex court to appear in-person to argue a case relating to his own transfer to Calcutta High Court from the Madras High Court.
It was Justice Karnan, who had opposed the decision of the Collegium to transfer him to Calcutta from Madras.
Earlier, the Registrar General of the Madras High Court had stated that 12 files of the high court were still with Justice Karnan and these were required to be returned. It was also submitted that the government accommodation which had been allotted to Justice Karnan at Chennai, had not been vacated, adding that the government accommodation was needed as 14 new judges have been appointed and a judge cannot keep it for more than a month after he ceases to be a judge of the High Court of Tamil Nadu.
Justice Karnan had on February 15, 2016 stayed his transfer order after the apex court asked the chief justice of Madras High Court not to assign any judicial work to him.