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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 when the court sentenced him, a day after he defiantly ordered eight apex court 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 court to have been sentenced to a prison term.

Karnan, who had enrolled himself as an with the of in 1983, was appointed a judge of the in 2009. He was transferred to the on March 11, 2016.

He was transferred from the for his repeated allegations against and run-ins with the then chief justice and fellow judges of the court.

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