About 100 policemen were at Calcutta high court Justice C S Karnan's doorstep to serve him a warrant issued by the Supreme Court on Friday. It was a sight of sorts to see: early 100 policemen to serve a bailable warrant!
The police team was led by the West Bengal police chief. However, Karnan was not moved and instead decided to sue the Supreme Court for Rs 14 crore. He said that he was mentally disturbed by the Supreme Court order, and hence, decided to sue them.
Karnan had created a furore last week when he refused to appear
before the SC. Instead, he called a court on the lawns of his
residence. He then ordered a CBI inquiry against the seven-judge SC
bench, which issued the warrant against him.
Earlier, Karnan dashed off a letter to the SC, seeking compensation of Rs 14 crore. He said that the orders of the Supreme Court have disturbed his mind and hence compensation be paid to him.
Karnan has been in the news after the SC initiated contempt proceedings against him. The case was taken up Suo Motu by the Supreme Court. Karnan had defied the SC order and failed to appear before the bench.
Karnan had created a storm after he alleged that he was being targetted because he was a Dalit. He also questioned the collegium of the Supreme Court which transferred him from the Madras high court to Calcutta.