Justice Karnan's own brand of justice: Bars SC judges from leaving the country
Justice C S Karnan has his own brand of justice. After issuing a contempt notices to seven judges of the Supreme Court he has now barred them from travelling abroad. Justice Karnan, a judge of the Calcutta High Court, directed the Air Control Authority not to permit the said accused to travel abroad unless the case against them is disposed off.
In his order he said that the seven judges should not travel abroad since the offence involved caste discrimination. The order comes a month after he had issued summons to the seven judges who incidentally are hearing a case against him.
Justice Karnan while justifying the order said that if the accused persons are allowed to travel abroad then the virus of caste discrimination is likely to spread. In his order he said, "Today the above mentioned accused are called absent hence their matter is re-posted to 01. 05. 2017 [Monday] to enable their reappearance. In the meantime, this court directs the Air Control Authority [referring to the Airports Authority of India] New Delhi, not to permit the said accused from going abroad until the disposal of this crucial issue, since the nature of the offence, that is caste discrimination, is not only a heinous crime but also a very cruel Atrocious Act of heinous crime, and is punishable as per the Constitution."
The Supreme Court is hearing a contempt plea against Justice Karnan. The allegation against him is that he had degraded the judicial institution.