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Where is Justice Karnan?

Where is Justice Karnan?

"The sentence shall be executed and he be taken into custody forthwith", a seven-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court had said. The bench agreed to look into the petition. Thus, it was quite worrying to see the SC issuing such an order on media reporting any further reactions from errant judge Justice CS Karnan. Nedumpara also furnished a signed document authorising him to appear on behalf of the controversial judge.

The official said that the police team returned as he was not in his residence.

Justice Karnan had left Kolkata for Chennai a few hours before the apex court ordered his arrest.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the Tamil Nadu government has direct its police to go slow on the matter as Justice Karnan's arrest can create law and order issue at his native place in Tamil Nadu, India Today reported. Justice Karnan will file a review petition in SC after he gets a clear picture.

He has also said in his application that the SC should recall its order which sentenced him to six months in jail.

A police team from Kolkata arrived in Chennai to arrest Karnan but his location remained a mystery.

Justice Karnan will serve six months in prison for contempt.

While pronouncing him guilty of contempt and sentencing him, the court had cited Justice Karnan's claim made before a medical team, which was sent to examine his mental condition, that he was "absolutely normal" and had a "stable mind".

In a first, Karnan became the first sitting judge to be given a jail term.

Karnan said he was being given "insignificant and dummy" portfolios because he was a Dalit.

Justice of Calcutta High Court Karnan is missing in action.

The controversy began in January when Karnan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an investigation against judges of the Madras high court and the apex court of corruption. An obstinate Karnan stayed his transfer order on February 15, 2016 which was suspended by the apex court. He called on Chennai City Police Commissioner Karan Singha immediately after their arrival and held discussions on the procedures to be followed once Karnan resurfaces in Chennai.