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SC orders to constitute medical board to examine mental health of Justice CS Karnan

The Apex Court Said The Medical Board To Be Set Up By Government Hospital Kolkata, Will Have To Submit Its Report In SC On Or Before May 8.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 01 May 2017, 01:27:32 PM
SC orders to constitute medical board to examine Justice CS Karnan

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered to constitute a medical board in Kolkata to examine the mental health of justice C S Karnan who is facing charges of contempt.

The Supreme Court said a team of doctors will examine Justice Karnan on May 5. The apex court further said the medical board to be set up by government hospital Kolkata, will have to submit its report in SC on or before May 8.

The Apex Court directed West Bengal DGP to set up a team of police officials to assist the medical board in examining Justice Karnan.

The SC also asked Justice Karnan to file his response, if he desires so. The Apex court said if justice Karnan decides not to file his response, the Supreme Court would presume that he has nothing to say.

The seven-bench judge also said that the order passed by Justice Karnan after February 8 will have no legal validity and as he facing the contempt charges.

The Supreme Court had issued the arrest warrant against Justice Karnan to ensure his presence before it on March 31 in a contempt case.

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First Published : 01 May 2017, 12:59:00 PM