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No relief to Justice CS Karnan: Supreme Court

High Court Justice C.S. Karnan

Delhi, June 7: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant any relief to Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan in the contempt of court case in which he was sentenced to six-months imprisonment.

On May 9, Justice Karnan was found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced 6-month-jail term by the apex court, which directed the Director General of West Bengal Police to constitute teams for the execution of its order forthwith.

Justice Karnan’s a plea seeking a stay and a review of the Supreme Court order was also turned down. He later filed a mercy plea before President Pranab Mukherjee seeking the stay.

Justice Karnan had taken on the top judiciary after he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing various judges and officers of the Madras High Court of corruption.

The Supreme Court initiated contempt proceedings against Justice Karnan on February 8 and restrained him from performing judicial and administrative work. He is set to retire this month.

 Wefornews Bureau

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