‘Targeted As I Am Dalit’: Justice Karnan On SC’s Medical Exam Order


Kolkata: Justice CS Karnan lashed out at Supreme Court over its order of medically examining Karnan. The Calcutta High Court judge deemed the SC order as not sustainable under the law.

“Action against me is being taken by corrupt judges, won’t take any medical test,” Karnan said. “I am being targeted as I am a Dalit,” Karnan added.

“Might issue suo moto suspension order against West Bengal DGP if he comes to check my mental health forcefully,” Justice Karnan said.

The Supreme Court on Monday directed medical examination of Calcutta High Court’s Justice C.S. Karnan.  He will be examined on May 4 and the report has to be submitted on May 8.

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A seven-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar directed the constitution of a medical board to examine Karnan.

The bench directed the medical evaluation before the next hearing of the matter on May 9.

Also striking back at the seven SC judges, who have ordered medical examination on the High Court judge, Karnan said he has ordered DGP, New Delhi to take the seven judges for psychiatric medical check up in AIIMS.

The court directed the West Bengal Director General of Police to constitute a team of police personnel that would assist the medical board in conducting the medical examination.  The court also directed that in the meantime, no tribunal or authority in the country would take cognizance of the any orders passed by Justice Karnan.