SC slams Justice Karnan over ‘repeated pleas’ to recall arrest order

Karnan counsel was rebuked over the stream of pleas of ‘urgent hearings’ seeking quashing of the apex court order.

Published: 15th May 2017 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2017 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

Justice Karnan (EPS)


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday rapped Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan to repeatedly filing pleas to recall his arrest order in contempt of court case.

Karnan counsel was rebuked over the stream of pleas of ‘urgent hearings’ seeking quashing of the apex court order.

 The court headed by Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar (CJI) said, "You are wasting court's time, will hear plea when it comes up"
Advocate Mathew Nedumpara, appearing on behalf of Karnan mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.
Karnan's lawyer on Friday had requested the apex court bench to stay the arrest order.
The CJI asked Justice Karnan to file an application and told him that he can be heard when all seven judges would be available for the hearing.
Justice Karnan's lawyer told the apex court that he wanted to tender an unconditional apology, but the apex court registry was not accepting his application.
Justice Karnan yesterday again sought relief from the apex court in the contempt of court matter.
Nethumpara, who was appearing for Justice Karnan in the apex court was asked for the documents to prove that he is the lawyer of Karnan.
Nethumpara told the apex court that he has the 'wakalatnama' and authorisation letter.
Earlier, the apex court sentenced Justice Karnan to six months in jail while holding him guilty of contempt of court.

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