Supreme Court on Monday extended the deadline for Justice CS Karnan to personally appear before the apex court in a contempt case against him.
Apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar granted three weeks to Karnan to appear before the court.
This is the first time in history that Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice against a serving judge of another court.
After the court took suo moto cognisance of Karnan’s alleged misconduct while he was serving as a judge in the Madras high court, he was subsequently transferred to Calcutta high court.
Although Karnan had written a number of dignitaries including PM Modi, CJI and various sitting judges alleging corruption against several sitting and retired judges in the country.
Last week, justice Karnan made allegations of caste bias against him by the senior most judges of the supreme court.