SC restrains lawyer from practising for a month

The Supreme Court today restrained a lawyer from practising as an Advocate On Record (AOR) for a month. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar passed the verdict against the lawyer for allegedly casting aspersions on the apex court Registry in listing of a case. “We are not inclined to proceed with contempt […]

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Fresh representation made to Prez: Justice Karnan’s lawyer

A fresh representation has been made to the President on behalf of Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six-month imprisonment for contempt of court, a lawyer representing him has said. Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara said that he, along with other counsel representing the high […]

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Justice Karnan approaches prez for suspension of SC order

The lawyers representing Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan have claimed that a representation has been made to the president seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court. However, the president’s office said, “It was not aware of any such representation.” The lawyers yesterday said […]

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Justice Karnan moves SC seeking recall of conviction order

Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan today moved the Supreme Court seeking a recall of an order holding him guilty of contempt of court. The apex court had ordered his arrest and sentenced him to a six-month jail term. A petition about the recall was mentioned before a five- judge bench headed by […]

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No sympathy for Justice Karnan, experts say he deserved it

Controversial Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan today failed to get any sympathy or support after the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months jail for contempt, with legal luminaries saying the errant judge was not in a correct frame of mind and “deserved” it. The experts also said such a “bold” action by […]

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SC sends Justice Karnan to six months in jail

In an unprecedented order, the Supreme Court today held controversial Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to jail for six months, ordering that he be taken into custody forthwith. A seven-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, said “We are of the […]

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SC orders medical examination of Justice Karnan

The Supreme Court today ordered the medical examination of Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan on May 4 by a board of doctors, to be set up by a government hospital in Kolkata. A seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also directed the Director General of Police of West Bengal […]

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Experts support SC order to summon Justice Karnan

Legal experts came out in support of today’s unprecedented order of the Supreme Court asking Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan to appear in person and explain his allegations against judges, saying the apex court must have thought “enough is enough” and that his actions needed to be dealt with a “stern hand”. A […]

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SC’s notice to Justice Karnan, seeks his personal appearance

In an unprecedented order, the Supreme Court today asked sitting Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan to appear in person before it and explain as to why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him and forthwith restrained him from undertaking judicial and administrative work. “Issue notice to Justice C S Karnan. Returnable on […]

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