Supreme Court orders warrant against High Court judge CS Karnan in contempt case

15 days ago | 10-03-2017 | IBNS



New Delhi, Mar 10 : : In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan after he failed to appear before it in a contempt case, reports said.

The Kolkata police chief has been asked to serve the warrant and produce justice CS Karnan before the apex court on March 31 where a seven-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India will take up the contempt case against him.

Justice Karnan was earlier summoned by the Supreme Court after he was accused of writing letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others alleging corruption against several sitting and retired judges in the country.

The top court will also take up a petition by the wife of a Madras High Court judge, who accused Justice Karnan of making false allegations against her husband.

According to reports, this is for the first time in the countrys judicial history that a contempt case has been initiated against a high court judge.