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Indian SC refuses bail to Justice CS Karnan

Sun Online Desk     21st June, 2017 11:16:38 printer

Indian SC refuses bail to Justice CS Karnan

The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim bail to controversy-ridden Justice (retd) CS Karnan. The apex court also refused suspension of Karnan's 6 month jail sentence in a contempt of court case.


Karnan had moved the Supreme Court seeking bail and suspension of six-month sentence awarded to him, NDTV reports.


A vacation bench of the Indina apex court headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud and also comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul refused to give any relief in the matter.


Mathew J Nedumpara, lawyer appearing for Karnan, mentioned the matter before the vacation bench of the top court on Wednesday.


Nedumpara pleaded to the Apex Court seeking bail and suspension of the six months jail sentence, to which the court observed, "The seven judge bench had passed the order. It binds everybody. It binds us also."


Karnan was arrested by the Kolkata police in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and brought to the national capital.


Earlier on June 7, the Supreme Court had refused to grant relief to Justice Karnan in the contempt of court case where he was sentenced to six-month imprisonment.


The apex court earlier on May 19 rejected Justice Karnan's plea for recall of the six-month jail term for contempt of court, stating that the petition was "not maintainable" in the court.