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Justice Karnan seeks SC relief; CJI JS Khehar to consider his plea
(NEW DELHI, May 11,2017):Justice CS Karnan has on Thursday sought the Supreme Court's relief in the contempt of court matter for which he was sentenced to 6 months in jail+ . CJI JS Khehar said the SC bench will consider the Calcutta judge plea.

A petition about the recall was mentioned before a five judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, which agreed to look into it.

Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara, who mentioned the plea on behalf of Justice Karnan, was asked to show papers that authorised him to represent the judge.

The advocate showed the notorised papers of authorisation for filing the plea on behalf of the judge to the bench.

When the Chief Justice of India asked about the whereabouts of Justice Karnan, the advocate said he was "very much in Chennai"+ .

Nedumpara also said 12 advocates on record had refused to represent Justice Karnan.

The plea on behalf of the judge was mentioned before the bench which had just concluded the day's hearing on the issue of triple talaq.

The sevenjudge bench of apex court had on May 9 passed the order sentencing Karnan to jail by holding him guilty of contempt of court and ordering the West Bengal police to take him into custody.

However, before the pronouncement of the apex court order, Justice Karnan had left Kolkata and was reported to be staying in Chennai.

The West Bengal police is yet to arrest the judge.

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