New DelhI: Justice Karnan will be in jail for six months. Karnan will be arrested today. SC sentences Calcutta HC Judge CS Karnan to 6 months imprisonment for contempt of court. the West Bengal DGP will come to arrest Karnan.
59-years-old Justice CS Karnan is the first sitting HC judge to be convicted of contempt and sent to prison. A seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar passed the order. This is one of its type case in the history of Indian judiciary.
The over-three-month standoff between the Supreme Court and Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan had entered a fresh round few weeks back with the apex court ordering his medical examination as it expressed doubt if he was in a fit mental condition to defend himself.
But an unfazed Justice Karnan refused to undergo a medical check-up and instead directed Delhi Police to produce the seven judges before a psychiatric board.
He even said on Moday that the CJI should be sent to jail.