New Delhi :
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced Calcutta HC Judge CS Karnan to six months imprisonment for contempt of court. The Apex court also asked media not to publish his any statement.
It is the first time that a sitting judge to be sent to jail. Now, Justice Karnan would be arrested anytime soon.
On Monday, Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan had ‘sentenced’ Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court to five years rigorous imprisonment.
While awarding the ‘sentence’, Justice Karnan had asserted the eight judges have “jointly committed the offences punishable under the SC/ST Atrocities Act of 1989 and amended Act of 2015.”
He had named members of the apex court’s seven-judge bench, comprising the Chief Justice of India, Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Kurian Joseph.
SC sentences Calcutta HC Judge CS Karnan to 6 months imprisonment for contempt of court. pic.twitter.com/Hj5fUEMJ4b— ANI (@ANI_news) May 9, 2017
The bench had initiated suo motu(on its own) contempt proceedings against Justice Karnan and restrained him from performing judicial and administrative work.