1. Kolkata top cop serves arrest warrants on Justice Karnan in Supreme Court contempt case

Kolkata top cop serves arrest warrants on Justice Karnan in Supreme Court contempt case

In a first ever, around the big cops led by the chief of the West Bengal Police arrived at Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan's home in Kolkata today to serve a warrant ordered by the Supreme Court in a contempt case.

By: | Published: March 17, 2017 2:20 PM
Rejecting the warrant, the 61-year-old judge today said, “We will go according to the law… I am processing legal weapons.” (PTI)

In a first ever, around the big cops led by the chief of the West Bengal Police arrived at Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan’s home in Kolkata today to serve a warrant ordered by the Supreme Court in a contempt case. Last week, the apex court had asked the Bengal police chief to “personally” serve the warrant to the High Court judge, a first in the country’s judicial history, after he skipped hearing in a contempt case. But the 61-year-old, in an unprecedented move, called a “court” on the lawns of his home on the same day and ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the seven Supreme Court judges who had issued a contempt notice against him.

Rejecting the warrant, the 61-year-old judge today said, “We will go according to the law… I am processing legal weapons.” This warrant was in view of the fact that a sitting Calcutta High Court Judge has in a letter addressed to seven senior most judges demanded a compensation of 14 crore for disturbing his mind and normal life. Justice Karnan in his two-page letter to the seven judges said, “You have constituted an unconstitutional bench after breaking the Indian constitutional law and passed a suo motu contempt order and restrained me from judicial and administrative work and that order was passed with malafide intention in order to harass a Dalit Judge (myself).”

“Judge means a dignified person of law who has to hear both sides of the case and pass order in accordance with law. Hence, I request you (CJI and other six judges) to cancel the unconstitutional bench and restore my normal work. The seven judges should pay compensation, a sum of ? 14 crores since you have disturbed my mind and my normal life, besides you have insulted me in the general public consisting of a population of 120 crore in India due to lack of legal knowledge,” the letter added.

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In his letter, he alleged that these senior judges have issued the order to protect the 20 judges against whom he has filed a complaint for dishonesty. Justice Karnan who had filed a defamation case against the seven Supreme Court judges who have ordered him to appear in court on March 31, has alleged that he is being targeted because he is a Dalit. “All seven judges have to resign and should be prosecuted,” the judge had declared last week, also urging the President of India to cancel the Supreme Court’s warrant against him. Some 20 Madras High Court judges had signed a petition against Justice Karnan, accusing him of high-handed behaviour.

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    ringaranglong
    May 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    My question to experts taking the instance of 10323 teachers of Tripura being terminated by SC on 29th march 2017 that why supreme court ,the apex court brought a judgment against 10323 teacher?what is their fault? If the problem is with the recruiting policy,are 10323 teacher preparing the recruiting policy? Why should teachers after serving for 7 years with out any fault be punished? Why not who prepare the recruiting policy?why not any alternative option for 10323 teachers who were first generation employee?they are on the road with their family because of SC.so my point of view is that judge and chief justice can be corrupt and there should be some authority (bereucrats) to judge them.people started loosing hope in our judiciary system.nothing but survival of the est.there is no justice for the poor in Indian judiciary.
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      Ashalata Tawate
      May 7, 2017 at 11:38 pm
      If you complain against a Judge about corruption, who is going to make inquiry and punish him. It will be appropriate if Complaints against lower court Judges are investigated by Senior IAS officer, who still enjoy respect. The Cons ution makers could not anti te this situation and failed to make appropriate provisions for tacking with the cases of judicial corruption. The ultimate sufferer is the common man. I don't think any Politician has the guts to address this problem.
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        Nagaraja M
        Mar 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm
        why no action against judges who committed crimes against women , who swindled employees provident fund money , etc , While Judges belonging to powerful castes , having influence , who have done grave crimes are let off , their cases buried. Justice karnan is tortured as he is a dalit without any influence for exposing crimes. So called learned advocates are defying gentleman's boundaries and personally calling a judge as lunatic. Are those learned advocates cultured , gentleman , what they have done to sauard justice. Read JUSTICE KARNAN VICTIMIZED in web news paper SOS E CLARION OF DALIT. Judge's Mafia. Overall in this saga certain people want to bury the corruption allegations made by Justice Karnan, by diversion from core issue of corruption by judges.In the same way dalit judges Justice Gwal & Justice Ramakrishna were tortured by High ranking judges , where is the justice ?
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          Rajamani Parthasarathy
          Mar 17, 2017 at 9:22 am
          Something has gone wrong with him. Let him understand that none - both Central Government and Tamil Nadu Government are going to be bothered. They have their own other important issues to tackle with.
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