Supreme Court initiates contempt of court proceedings against a Judge of HC for the first time.

Your Opinion: How long do you think it will take to find a Covid-19 vaccine and get the entire country vaccinated?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Madras High Court

The case against Judge C S Karnan is for continuous allegations against Madras High Court Chief Justice, several sitting and other retired judges. He was levelling corruption charges against them. “The Attorney General has asked the Supreme Court to make an example out of him for bringing the system into disrepute”, read The Economic Times on 9th February.  

We are aware of times when the CJI, after receiving inquiry reports against a sitting judge would recommend the Parliament to initiate proceedings, but for the first time in the History of the Courts of this Country, The top Court has initiated contempt of court proceedings against a Judge of HC. A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court has asked sitting Calcutta High Court Judge to appear and to explain why contempt action should not be initiated against him.

Reports show that Karnan has sent copies of letters to Prime Minister, law minister and among the public too. Chief Justice of India JS Khekar, and other six Judges Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur, P C Ghose and Kurian Joseph constitute the seven-judge bench before whom the sitting Calcutta High Court Judge has to appear on 13th of this month.

You already voted!
Avatar
Monika T
I am a third year law student studying in Bangalore from Tamilnadu. Writing, Writing and Writing are the three things I like ! I believe life is short to accomplish everything on this planet, so stay positive and work keeping up the phase !!!!

Get Our Monthly Digest Delivered Straight To Your Inbox

CONTINUE READING

Modern Day Book Burning a.k.a Internet Shutdowns

0
The internet has become an indispensable element in our society for all the obvious reasons. For the majority of users, not a single day goes by where we don't 'need' the internet and the lack of a reliable and fast connection can feel paralyzing.

Letter to UNHRC – Dr Kafeel Khan, Punished Because He’s Muslim

0
Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been maliciously arrested 3 times & imprisoned for around 14 months on the false charges set up against him at many instances. Now he...

Prison Life In India and its Aftermath

0
Everyone prays to never see the bars of prison in their lifetime. Yet, as fickle as life is, it is quite hard to predict the future. It is in everyone’s benefit to know a little bit about prison life; for movies and cinemas do not do justice...

Decoding WhiteHat Jr.’s Coding Face ‘Wolf Gupta’

0
Digital learning has taken a new turn in India – this time with coding classes as a niche for 6-year-olds. With the shutting of schools in lockdown, pushy Indian parents got a fresh excuse to make their children learn coding to cope up with the ‘rat race’...

WhatsApp: How private are your chats?

0
WhatsApp, not a safe handle anymore! Does that shock you? When you get to know that your messages, photos, and videos over the Facebook-owned WhatsApp are not safe and encrypted anymore? Albeit the Messaging app WhatsApp handled by Facebook confidently mentioned in their privacy policy that “Respect...

Mumbai Floods: Causes And The Aftermath

0
Mumbai meri jaan! A phrase which typically every Mumbaikar has heard of or used at least once in their life. Well, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is the financial capital of India and the most populous city in our country. It lies on...