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High court Judge refused to appear before Supreme Court contempt notice

 2017-02-13 06:46:51.0

High court Judge refused to appear before Supreme Court contempt notice

Tahlka New Desk
New Delhi: High Court Judge C S Karnan refused to appear before the apex court on Monday. Calcutta judge C S Karnan, who was charged with contempt of court by the Supreme Court, has defied the order by refusing to appear before the apex court.
At its previous hearing, the Supreme Court had directed Karnan to appear before the court in person in connection with suo motu contempt proceedings. But on Monday, neither he nor his lawyer presented themselves before it.

Contempt proceedings were initiated by the CJI J S Khehar-led bench against Justice Karnan after he continuously levelled allegations against the Madras high court chief justice and other judges.
After Karnan failed to show up for the proceedings, Madras high court counsel K K Venugopal underscored the severity of the charges against Justice Karnan. He said the Calcutta high court judge had levelled malicious rape charges against a Madras high court judge.

Venugopal then told the Supreme Court that Madras high court judges need protection from Justice Karnan's verbal abuse and wild charges.
The seven-judge bench conferred and decided to grant Justice Karnan more time to show cause why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him. The apex court has given Karnan until March 10 to respond to the contempt notice.

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