Karnan’s plea for early case hearing declined

The CJI made the remarks while he was sitting with four other judges who were hearing the issue of triple talaq.

Published: 12th May 2017 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2017 06:56 AM   |  A+A-

Justice Karnan (EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Calcutta High Court Judge Justice CS Karnan on Friday again mentioned his plea for early hearing before the five-judge Constitution Bench which was hearing the Triple Talaq case.
Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, on behalf of Karnan, told Chief Justice of India JS Khehar that registry is not accepting his plea for suspension of sentence of Justice Karnan.
However, CJI refused to entertain his case and said a conscious decision was taken by seven of its judges for Justice Karnan to six months imprisonment by holding him guilty of contempt.  

The CJI told the advocate that the bench was hearing a different matter and he should not make a mention but address his grievances before the registry. “We are in a different bench,” Justice Khehar said.
CJI shot back “Why you are coming here everytime? Go and give it (original copy of petition) to the registry. You are not accepting any one-off procedure.

You are only putting your ‘danda’ (stick) here. It does not work here.”  Justice Karnan had on Thursday moved the apex court seeking recall of the order holding him guilty of contempt of court and sentencing him to a six-month jail term and had ordered the West Bengal police to take him into custody forthwith.
However, before the apex court had pronounced the order, Justice Karnan had left Kolkata and was reported to be staying in Chennai.
The West Bengal police is yet to arrest him. He is due to retire next month.


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