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Ex-judge Karnan returns to TN after prison term

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Former Calcutta High C S Karnan, who was released recently after serving a prison term for of court, today arrived here. He arrived here by a private carrier flight, nearly three weeks after his release from the prison. When asked by reporters at the airport whether he will pen a book on his prison experience, said he will consider it. Karnan, a native of Tamil Nadu, was released from jail on December 20 after serving a six-month sentence for of awarded by the the Supreme on May 9 last year. He was a serving of the Calcutta High when the sentenced him, a day after he defiantly ordered eight apex judges to be put behind the bars. was arrested from in on June 20 after he had evaded the police for over a month. He became the first sitting high to have been sentenced to a prison term. Karnan, who had enrolled himself as an with the of in 1983, was appointed a of the Madras High in 2009.

He was transferred to the Calcutta High on March 11, 2016. He was transferred from the Madras High for his repeated allegations against and run-ins with the then chief justice and fellow judges of the

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:40 IST
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