Supreme Court stays Madras HC judge’s order against chief justice
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed an interim order passed by Madras High Court controversial judge Justice CS Karnan, allegedly undermining the authority of High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
“There will be a stay of the interim order dated April 30, 2015, passed in a suo motu writ petition,” a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India HL Dattu said on Justice Karnan’s order in a case relating to appointment of officers of lower judiciary. We restrain the judge who initiated the suo-motu proceedings relating to the suo motu writ petition pending before Madras High Court from either hearing or issuing any direction in the said writ petition,” the bench also comprising justices Arun Misra and Amitabha Roy said.
It said in all other matters connected with it, there shall not be any interference by any person or authority or judges in completing the process initiated by the HC for selection and appointment of junior judicial officers in Tamil Nadu till disposal of the special leave petition. The Bench posted the appeal filed by the Madras HC registry against the order passed by Justice Karnan for hearing after the vacation. Advocate KK Venugopal said “the conduct of this judge has brought great disrepute to the HC.”