Former HC Judge CS Karnan Arrested in Chennai Over ‘Offensive Remarks’ on Judges

CS Karnan (file image)

Former High Court judge CS Karnan on Wednesday was arrested in Chennai over his alleged offensive comments against several former and sitting judges of the high court and the Supreme Court.

This development came a month after the Chennai police cyber cell on October 27 registered a case against him following a complaint by a lawyer of the Madras High Court.

A senior officer had said the complaint was followed by a letter written by senior lawyers of Madras High Court to Chief Justice of India Sharad A Bobde against Karnan over a video in which he is purportedly heard making objectionable comments against women, threatening judicial officers and spouses of judges with sexual violence.

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In May 2017, the Supreme Court had sentenced Karnan to six months’ imprisonment after he was found guilty by a seven-judge bench for contempt of the apex court, the judiciary and judicial process.

He was punished when he had six months left in the service. Karnan, at the time, had claimed that he was targeted because of his Dalit background.

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