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West Bengal police arrests Justice Karnan

Justice Karnan has accused the Supreme Court judges of 'harassing a dalit judge' besides 'insulting' him at a public institution. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 20, 2017, 02.32 PM (IST)

West Bengal police have arrested former Calcutta High Court judge Justice Karnan from from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore.

The West Bengal CID arrested Justice Karnan who has been absconding for over a month.

"We have arrested former high court judge Karnan from south India," a senior officer of the CID told PTI.

On May 9, India's top court, the Supreme Court of India, had sentenced Justice Karnan to six months jail for contempt of court. He was then a serving judge of the Calcutta High Court.

Karnan retired from service on June 12. He became the first high court judge to have retired as a fugitive.


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