The Supreme Court on June 7 again came face to face with the Justice CS Karnan issue. The Calcutta High Court judge – sentenced to six months in prison for contempt – has remained untraceable to police teams from West Bengal and in Tamil Nadu, while his lawyer Peter Ramesh Kumar has been carrying out a vociferous campaign for the judge all along.
On June 7 advocate Mathew Nadimpara mentioned the Justice Karnan matter, requesting the bench to stay the substantive order passed by the seven-judge bench.
They have filed two applications, one is for the stay of the substantive order and the other challenging the order itself as violative of Article 32 and other laws. Being a judge he should be safeguarded, the appeal said.
The appeal is that the registry is not taking the matter, so he is entitled to an order.
The bench replied that the order was passed by a special bench, so the current bench cannot pass any order.
The request was, therefore, declined.
—India Legal Bureau