Ironically Justice CS Karnan became the first sitting Judge of any High Court to be convicted of contempt and sent to Jail.
Supreme Court of India has found Calcutta High Court’s Justice CS Karnan guilty of contempt today and has directed that he be immediately be arrested and sent to jail for six months.
J. Karnan, 59, has become the first sitting HC judge to be convicted of contempt and sent to prison.
This unprecedented decision was arrived at by a seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar.
J. Karnan, a Dalit, had recently accused CJI Khehar and seven other SC judges of discrimination and corruption.
Yesterday, J. Karnan had on his own passed an order convicting the CJI Khehar and six other judges to five years in jail under the SC/ST (POA) Act.
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