Karnan, judge who warred with India's top court, being taken to jail in Kolkata
CS Karnan remained elusive since May 9, the day Supreme Court ordered for his arrest for contempt of court. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
CS Karnan, the first high court judge in India to have been sentenced to a jail term for taking on India's Supreme Court, was flown to Kolkata a day after he was nabbed by the police.
Authorities said that the former judge was being flown in an Air India flight by a six-member team of West Bengal police. Karnan is expected to be taken straight to Presidency Jail in Kolkata
Karnan had remained elusive from the police since May 9 -- the day Supreme Court ordered his arrest for contempt of court after the judge accused several of peers of corruption. The court had also ordered examination of his mental health.
Karnan, meanwhile, says he is being victimised for being a Dalit.
The Supreme Court and Karnan have been at loggerheads, with the latter at one point even issuing counter orders and passing an injunction for arrest of all apex court lawyers.
On the day of his arrest, the retired judge gave a press conference in Chennai before disappearing in Coimbatore.
Justice (retired) Karnan was an advocate with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1983, before being appointed a judge of the Madras High Court in 2009. He was transferred to the Calcutta High Court on March 11, 2016.