Showing posts with label Justice Karnan case. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Justice Karnan case. Show all posts

SC refuses hearing on Justice Karnan's plea against 6-mont jail sentence

Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, evading arrest since May 9, has received yet another jolt from the Supreme Court, which has refused to list and hear his plea seeking recall of the order awarding six- month jail term for contempt of court.

Justice Karnan 'sentences' CJI, 7 other Supreme Court judges to 5 years rigorous imprisonment

Justice Karnan, who has been restrained from attending his office at the High Court delivered the order from his Kolkata residence against CJI JS Kehar along with Justices Diak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi.
Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan Monday evening ordered five-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of rupees one lakh each for Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court as “punishment for offences punishable under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Atrocities Act 1989 and Amended Act of 2015.”
If the judges failed to pay the fine, they would have to serve jail sentence for six more months.
Stating that “the judges had shown caste discrimination and hence had no locus standi to continue as Supreme Court judges, the order said that the fine amount has to be paid within a week to the National Commission, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Constitutional body, at Khan Market, New Delhi.”
The order directed the Commissioner of Delhi Police to execute the order. “The accused are at liberty to approach Parliament,” it added.