The Supreme Court, while continuing to hear the contempt petition against Justice CS Karnan, held him guilty of contempt and has sentenced CS Karnan to six months imprisonment. Last week, Justice Karnan had refused to be examined by a team of psychiatric doctors from Kolkata, stating categorically that he is normal and that he has a stable mind. The doctors left without examining him.
Justice CS Karnan’s check-up had been directed by a seven-member Supreme Court bench, which was headed by Chief Justice of India CJI JS Khehar and the order regarding the same was passed on May 1. Thereafter, the doctors from the Calcutta Pavlov Hospital for Mental Patient visited Justice CS Karnan’s residence and they were accompanied by police. However, they did not speak to the media afterwards.