Justice Karnan Row: Karnan Seeks Compensation, State Police Hands Over Warrant


Update: DG, CP of Kolkata and West Bengal Police, ADG-CID, 100 more cops reached the residence of Justice Karnan  to hand over the bailable warrant issued by Supreme court against him.

Sitting Calcutta High Court Judge C S Karnan in an letter addressed to seven senior most judges demanded an compensation of Rs 14 crore for disturbing ‘disturbing mind& insulting in public,’ failing which he would restrain the judicial and administrative work of these judges.

In a two page letter written to seven judges who were part of the special bench which had issued warrant against Justice Karnan, he 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 Rs 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 crores in India due to lack of legal knowledge,” the letter reads.

In his letter he has alleged that these senior judges have issue order to protect the 20 judges against whom he has filed a complaint for dishonesty with the Prime Minister.

“All seven judges shall pay a part of the compensation within a period of seven days from the receipt of this order, failing which on the same stand (on the same footing), I will restrain judicial and administrative work of yours,” the letter states.

Earlier this month, the court had issued bailable warrant against Judge C S Karnan to ensure he appears before it on March 31.

If Justice Karnan fails to appear on March 31, then the court might issue a non-bailable warrant against him.

The contempt proceedings have been initiated against Justice Karnan for writing letters to various judges including the Prime Minister, accusing several judges of corruption.

A seven judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had directed the Director General of West Bengal Police to execute the warrants on the judge to ensure his presence on March 31 after he failed to appear even today despite being served with contempt notice.