JUSTICE KARNAN RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER SERVING SUPREME COURT’S 6-MONTH TERM FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

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The Hush Post: Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan was released from jail today after serving a six-month sentence for contempt of court. Justice (retd) Karnan served a sentence awarded to him in May by the Supreme Court for contempt of court, at the Presidency Jail in Kolkata. Karnan left the Presidency Correctional Home premises around 11 am, his wife Saraswati Karnan said. His wife and elder son, who reached here last night from Chennai, accompanied him. Karnan was arrested from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on June 20 after he had evaded the police for over a month. Justice C S Karnan has been in the news ever since he was appointed judge on March 30, 2009. He has often gone public with his complaints about the judiciary. He first hit the national headlines in November 2011 when his complaint to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes alleged that he was being harassed and victimised by brother judges because he was a Dalit. Karnan is the first sitting high court judge to have been sentenced to jail.

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