STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

I am convinced you have lost your mind: Jethmalani tells Justice Karnan

Earlier this week, a warrant had been issued by the Supreme Court against Justice Karnan in a contempt case owing to his absence in the court upon being summoned.

Published: 12th March 2017 03:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2017 03:34 PM   |  A+A-

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani. Express Photo

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Taking potshots at Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan over his claims of being targeted because he belonged to the Dalit community, senior advocate and Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani has dubbed his behaviour to be that of a lunatic and said he was convinced that the former has lost his mind. 

“I am sorry to tell you that I am convinced you have lost your mind. Your behaviour is that of a lunatic and some day that may be the only defence available to you though with no bright change of success,” Jethmalani said in an open letter to Justice Karnan. 

Earlier this week, a warrant had been issued by the Supreme Court against Justice Karnan in a contempt case owing to his absence in the court upon being summoned. This came as a consequence of the allegations he levied on several sitting and retired judges of being corrupt.

Justice Karnan was to appear before the apex court on February 8. After the warrant was issued against him, Justice Karnan alleged that the order was ‘atrocious’ and enforced primarily to ruin his career. “It is a caste issue, a Dalit judge prevented from doing work in a public office,” he claimed.

To this regard, Jethmalani, defending the country’s judiciary, said that the claims were allegedly directed towards weakening the system in a ‘corruption-dominated country.’  

“As a lawyer I have worked all my life for the backward classes and I have great concern and sympathy for them. But you are out to cause the greatest damage to their interests. Please listen to the sensible advice of an old man who as hardly any concern other than service to the nation including other backward classes,” Jethmalani further stated in the letter. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp