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Justice Karnan Moves SC Against Conviction in Contempt Case

High Court-12-05-17  judge Justice CS Karnan on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking a recall of an order holding him guilty of contempt of court.the apex court had ordered his arrest and sentenced him to a six-month jail term.


A petition about the recall was mentioned before a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, which agreed to look into it. Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, who mentioned the plea on behalf of Justice Karnan, was asked to show papers that authorised him to represent the judge.


The advocate showed the notarised papers of authorisation for filing the plea on behalf of the judge to the bench.Calcutta high Court judge Justice CS Karnan, who has been convicted and sentenced by Supreme Court (SC) for contempt of court, may move the court on Thursday seeking a recall of the 9 May order, Live Law reported.Advocate Mathew Nedumpara told Live Law that he has been authorised by Karnan to move the top court.


The SC on 9 May held Justice Karnan guilty of contempt and sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment, a day after the Calcutta High Court judge defiantly ordered eight apex court judges to be put behind barsHowever, West Bengal Police was unable to find Justice Karnan in Tamil Nadu or in Andhra Pradesh. His lawyer, W Peter Ramesh, told that he may or may not be out of the country and refused to clarify if the judge had left the country.

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