Justice CS Karnan demands Rs 14 cr compensation from SC

Justice CS Karnan demands Rs 14 cr compensation from SC
Justice CS Karnan demands Rs 14 cr compensation from SC

New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court issued a bailable warrant against the Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan, he has written a letter to the SC Judges to pay him a compensation amount of Rs 14 crore.

Threatening to restrain the administration and judicial responsibilities of the seven judges including the CJI JS Khehar, Karnan asked them to pay the compensation within a week for disturbing his normal life and insulting him in public.

What the letter stated?

  • You have constituted an unconstitutional bench after breaking the Indian constitutional law and passed a suo motu contempt order and restrained me from judicial and administrative work and that order was passed with malafide intention in order to harass a Dalit Judge (myself).
  • Judge means a dignified person of law who has to hear both sides of the case and pass order in accordance with law. Hence, I request you (CJI and other six judges) to cancel the unconstitutional bench and restore my normal work. The seven judges should pay compensation, a sum of Rs 14 crore since you have disturbed my mind and my normal life, besides you have insulted me in the general public consisting of a population of 120 crores in India due to lack of legal knowledge.
  • All seven judges shall pay a part of the compensation within a period of seven days from the receipt of this order, failing which on the same stand (on the same footing), I will restrain judicial and administrative work of yours.

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It may be mentioned that, on March 10,  the SC  had issued a bailable warrant to CS Karnan  in a contempt case for not appearing before the apex court for the second time.

Why was the letter issued to C S Karnan…?

  • The 62-year-old, earlier, on February 13 last, had written the letter to the SC alleging corruption against several sitting and retired judges in the country.
  • He also wrote a letter to the SC and  made allegations of caste bias against him.
  • Karnan wrote the letter to various dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Justice of India, the Union law minister and various sitting judges across high courts.
  • Karnan was also transferred from the Madras High court to the Calcutta High Court.