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Justice Karnan gets showcause; stripped of duties

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017,11:21 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Supreme Court issues showcause notice to Calcutta High Ccort Judge C S Karnan after taking suo motu cognisance of its contempt. SC asks Justice Karnan to appear in person before it on Feb 13 and directs him to refrain from taking judicial and administrative work.
Justice Karnan is also directed to return all judicial and administrative files in his possession to Registrar General of Calcutta High Court. SC asks its Registry to furnish copy of the order to Justice Karnan during the course of the day.
AG Mukul Rohatgi contended before court that public communications of Justice Karnan are “slanderous” and “disparaging” to system of administration of justice.