Karnan makes presentation before President Kovind seeking remission of jail term

| Updated: Jul 26, 2017 01:37 IST

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, guilty of contempt of court, has made a representation before President Ram Nath Kovind seeking remission of his jail term. Earlier on July 3, the Supreme Court rejected a plea for a hearing on the bail of Justice Karnan. Justice Karnan had moved the apex court seeking his release and cancellation or suspension of the jail sentence in the contempt of court case. Justice Karnan was arrested by the Kolkata Police in Coimbatore. Earlier on June 7 as well, the apex court refused to grant relief to Justice Karnan in the contempt of court case where he was sentenced to six-month imprisonment. The apex court earlier on May 19 rejected Justice Karnan's plea for recall of the six-month jail term for contempt of court, stating that the petition was "not maintainable" in the court. The top court had taken suo motu cognizance of numerous letters written by him against judges of the Madras High Court and the apex court and restrained him from exercising administrative and judicial powers from February 8. Karnan is the first ever sitting judge of a higher court in judicial history to be sentenced to jail term. (ANI)