Kolkata: Former Calcutta High Court judge C.S Karnan is released from Presidency jail in Kolkata on Wednesday after serving term for six months. Supreme Court sent Karnan to 6-month jail term for contempt of court.
Karnan was arrested from Coimbatore on June 20 after he was evading police since a month. The sentence was awarded by the Supreme Court in May.
Karnan left the Presidency Correctional Home premises around 11.00 am, his wife Saraswati Karnan said. His wife and elder son, who reached here last night from Chennai, accompanied him. Karnan is the first sitting high court judge to have been sentenced to jail.