No reprieve for jailed Justice Karnan

PTI
Friday, 7 July 2017

Jailed former Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C S Karnan, on Tuesday again failed in the Supreme Court in getting an urgent hearing on his plea seeking bail and challenging the award of six month jail term for contempt. 

"Declined. We will not accept an oral request against the judgment," a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said when the counsel for Justice Karnan sought urgent listing of the petition saying "he has been put to grave injustice". 

Jailed former Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C S Karnan, on Tuesday again failed in the Supreme Court in getting an urgent hearing on his plea seeking bail and challenging the award of six month jail term for contempt. 

"Declined. We will not accept an oral request against the judgment," a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said when the counsel for Justice Karnan sought urgent listing of the petition saying "he has been put to grave injustice". 

Mathews J Nedumpara, counsel for the former judge, said Justice Karnan has been in jail without a detailed judgement and moreover, one of the seven judges of the bench, which had convicted him, has already retired. 

"You are habitually inclined to disrupt the proceedings of this court. You (counsel) say the same thing again and again. Declined," an apparently irked bench said.

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