Supreme Court issues bailable warrant against Justice Karnan

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Justice C.S. Karnan of the Calcutta High Court as he did not appear before it as directed.

Published: 10th March 2017 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2017 12:11 PM   |  A+A-

Justice CS Karnan (File | EPS)

By Online Desk

The Supreme Court today issued a bailable warrant against Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan for his failure to appear before it in a contempt case.

The apex court also directed the West Bengal DGP to personally execute the warrant against Justice Karnan to ensure his appearance before it on March 31.

Justice Karnan will have to furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000 to secure bail in the contempt case. SC refuses to consider Justice Karnan's letter as his reply to contempt notice. 

February 11, 2017: Days after being slapped with a contempt notice from the Supreme Court, Calcutta High Court Justice C S Karnan in a strongly worded letter to Chief Justice of India stated that his case should be sent to the Parliament. 

In an unprecedented act, the apex court had issued a notice to Justice Karnan on February 8. But Justice Karnan did not appear before the seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar. READ MORE

February 13, 2017: Defying the Supreme Court’s order Calcutta High Court sitting judge Justice C S Karnan did not appear before it in a contempt case initiated by the top court.

The bench led by CJI made it clear that another chance should be given to Justice Karnan to appear before it and granted him three weeks more and slated the hearing on March 10. READ MORE

February 13, 2017: The wife of a sitting Madras High Court judge moved Supreme Court seeking protection from "scurrilous attacks" by Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan and charging him with "continuously harassing" her, her husband and their children. READ MORE


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