Contempt against sitting HC judge a first in Supreme Court history
New Delhi, Feb 8: All eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The apex court is all set to hear a contempt case against a sitting judge of a high court. It's a 'historic' case as this is for the first time when the SC will be dealing with a case pertaining to a sitting judge.
A seven-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar will hear the case against Justice CS Karnan, who had earlier lashed out at his colleagues accusing them of corruption.
On Wednesday, the bench is likely to issue notices to Justice Karnan and direct him to appear in person. The SC is likely to call upon Justice Karnan of the Calcutta High Court and charge him with obstructing dispensation of justice. Justice Karnan is likely to appear in person and argue the case in the apex court on February 13.
Justice Karnan had created a storm after he alleged that he was being targeted because he was a Dalit. He also questioned the collegium of the SC which transferred him from the Madras High Court to the Calcutta High Court.
He has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23 accusing a sitting high court judge due for elevation of corruption. Justice Karnan added that the charges levelled by him must be probed.