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Controversial HC judge Karnan retires

Controversial HC judge Karnan retires
Controversial Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan on Monday ended his tenure as a fugitive from law.

Sixty-two-year-old Justice Karnan has been evading arrest since May 9 after being sentenced to six months imprisonment for contempt of court by the Supreme Court.

He has the dubious distinction of being the first sitting high court judge to be awarded a jail term by the apex court.

Born on June 12, 1955, he has been evading arrest since a seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar passed the unprecedented arrest order against him.

Despite several attempts, Justice Karnan has failed to get any relief from the apex court's vacation benches which refused to hear his plea seeking a stay of its jail
term order.
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