Cops Serve Justice CS Karnan With SC Notice in Contempt Case

Justice CS Karnan

He also ordered the seven judges on the bench headed by the CJI to pay him a compensation of Rs 14 crore for ruining his reputation.

Justice Karnan has demanded the compensation within a period of seven days failing which he has threatened to restrain the administration and judicial responsibilities of the seven judges.

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and six other judges had summoned Justice Karnan to court for contempt on February after his controversial allegation about corruption in the judiciary. "Therefore, I am calling upon all seven judges to pay compensation, a sum of Rs14 crore as compensation since you disturbed my mind and my normal life, besides you have insulted me in the general public due to lack of legal knowledge", he said.

My Lords, You have constituted an unconstitutional Bench after breaking the Indian COnstitutional Law and passed a Suo-Motu contempt order against me in Suo-Motu Contempt Petition No. 1 of 2017 wherein you have restrained my judicial and administrative work, the order has been passed with malafide intention in order mto harass a Dalit Judge (myslef). Justice Karnan even wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging corruption among former and current judges in the country.

Meanwhile, top officials of the West Bengal Police, including the Director General of Police (DGP) and the Kolkata Commissioner of Police (CP), reportedly landed at Karnan's house to serve the aforementioned warrant escorted by a 100-strong police convoy, local sources reported.

"Hence, I request you to stop your further harassment in order to uphold the dignity and decorum of our courts".

That said, it's not as though the Supreme Court (or anyone else) had found any better solutions to the Karnan "problem".

"Refusing" the warrant, Justice Karnan, 61, said, "The whole world is laughing at our Supreme Court for the way it is behaving with me".

Speaking to The Hindu, the lawyer W. Peter Ramesh said the BSP chief had offered "full cooperation" for Justice Karnan's proposed protest demonstration and day-long hunger strike in Lucknow. He also asked the agency to submit its report to Parliament, adding that the Madras High Court had evidence to prove his allegations. Karnan had defied the SC order and failed to appear before the bench. "They were very cooperative and said their objective was to only serve the notice", Karnan said.

Also, this was the first time a contempt proceeding was initiated against a sitting high court judge. Karnan reiterated the claim that he was being targeted because he was a Dalit.According to his advocate, he is unlikely to appear before the top court on March 31.

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