Justice C S Karnan

Born on 12th June 1955 in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India, Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan, well-known as Justice Karnan is a High Court judge. Justice CS Karnan became the first High Court Judge to retire while absconding after the Supreme Court sentenced him to 6 months in prison for his derogatory remarks and under contempt of court.

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The controversial Justice Karnan leaves prison after six months

20 Dec 2017

The controversial Justice Karnan leaves prison after six months

Justice CS Karnan, known for his controversial statements and the infamous standoff with India's apex court, has been released after six months in prison for contempt.

Karnan's actions turned Indian judiciary into a laughing stock: SC

06 Jul 2017

Karnan's actions turned Indian judiciary into a laughing stock: SC

The SC justified a six-month jail term awarded to the controversial Justice CS Karnan, who they said "turned the judicial system into a laughing stock".

No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment

21 Jun 2017

No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment

The SC has refused to suspend a six-month jail term for former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, who was arrested yesterday after staying in hiding for more than a month.

Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

20 Jun 2017

Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

CS Karnan, a retired Calcutta High Court Justice, who was in hiding since 9 May was arrested today.

Justice Karnan the first HC judge to retire while absconding

12 Jun 2017

Justice Karnan the first HC judge to retire while absconding

Justice CS Karnan, a man of many firsts, breaks another record today: he is now the first HC judge to retire while absconding.

Contempt of court- SC denies relief to Justice Karnan

07 Jun 2017

Contempt of court- SC denies relief to Justice Karnan

The SC has denied relief to Justice CS Karnan, who has been sentenced to six-month imprisonment for contempt of court.

CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order

12 May 2017

CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order

After being charged with contempt of court on Tuesday, Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan moved the Supreme Court to recall the 9th May order, saying it was "illegal."

SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in prison

09 May 2017

SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in prison

Taking suo moto cognizance of several letters written by Justice Karnan against judges in the Madras HC and the SC, the SC held him guilty of contempt of court.

Karnan's revenge- 8 SC Judges slapped with rigorous imprisonment, fine

09 May 2017

Karnan's revenge- 8 SC Judges slapped with rigorous imprisonment, fine

Alleging caste discrimination, controversial Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, on Monday ordered a punishment of 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine worth Rs. 1 lakh each on 8 Supreme Court judges including the Chief Justice of India Jagdish Khehar.