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Justice Karnan, run-ins with the judiciary

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Source: The week

Ending all speculations, the Apex Court on Tuesday declared that Justice CS Karnan was guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 6-month imprisonment. It is to be noted that he is the first sitting judge to be charged with contempt in the history of Indian judiciary.

Justice Karnan stepped into a whirlpool of controversies in the beginning of the year as he claimed that around 20 sitting and retired Supreme Court and High Court judges were corrupted. Naming them publically, he released the list in an open letter addressed to PM Modi which was said to be the initial list. This led to the top court showcausing him for speaking against the members of the judiciary.
Justice Karnan was due to retire on June 12 of this year.

Here is a timeline of all the controversies he has been in: