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SC rejects Justice Karnan's plea, finds it 'not maintainable'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Friday rejected Justice C.S. Karnan's plea for recall of the six-month jail term for contempt of court, stating that the was "not maintainable" in the

"I am constrained, but to hold that the present writ is not maintainable. The relief, if any, lies somewhere else. I, thus, see no reasonable cause to receive the present writ for registration under the provisions of order XV, rule (5) of the Supreme rules, 2013," the Supreme Court Registrar said in the order.

Earlier this month, Justice Karnan had approached the apex court seeking recall of the May 9 order, in which he was convicted and was sentenced to six-month imprisonment.

The Supreme Court also banned the media from publishing the orders passed by him during his tenure.

The top court had taken suo motu cognizance of numerous letters written by him against judges of the Madras High Court and the Supreme 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 sent to jail.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 21:02 IST