No relief for Karnan

7 Jun 2017

Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan, evading arrest since May 9, on Wednesday failed to get relief from the Supreme Court, which refused to hear his plea seeking a stay on its order awarding him a six-month jail term for contempt of court."Justice Karnan's counsel mentioned the matter before a vacation bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta, which refused to interfere with the order directing the West Bengal police to take him into custody. Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, representing Justice Karnan, told the bench that the high court judge was entitled to know why he was convicted for contempt of court by a seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar.