Apr-15-2017 Sat, 08:08 AM
Here's an interesting whatsapp message, that I received yesterday.
Justice Cs Karnan Issues Suo-Moto Order Against Cji, 6 Other Supreme Court Judges
Justice CS Karnan issues suo-moto order against CJI, 6 other Supreme Court judges; orders them to appear before his 'Rosedale Residential Court'
Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan today issued a suo-moto judicial order against Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and six other Supreme Court judges. Karnan directed the erring Judges to appear before him at his Rosedale Residential Court for the next hearing of the case.
In yet another unprecedented move, Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan, who faces contempt charges from the nation's top court, today issued a suo-moto judicial order against Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and six other Supreme Court judges.
"Suo Moto Judicial order in the interest of the National to protect the General Public of their life, property and justice to all," Justice Karnan's order read.
Karnan, a sitting High Court judge who has been barred from discharging his duties by the apex court, ruled that all the seven Supreme Court judges - Chief Justice J S Khehar along with Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Kurian Joseph - were "offenders" under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act.
He said that they had "jointly insulted" him in open court.
Karnan also directed all the seven judges to appear before him at his "Rosedale Residential Court" for the next hearing of the case on April 28 to give their views regarding the "quantum of punishment for the violation of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act."
In his order, Justice Karnan has directed the Airports Authority of India's Delhi airport-in-charge to not allow these seven judges to travel abroad. He has also ordered that they must surrender their passports to the Director General of Delhi Police within 15 days.
Also, the order bars them from moving any court against the judgement.
It states: "The Hon'ble 7 Judges as mentioned above are not permitted to move any Court against this Court's order since the first accused namely the CJI who is controlling all Courts in India."
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES 'ERRING JUDGES,' 'NATIONAL OFFENDERS,' SAYS JUSTICE KARNAN
However, the order allows the "erring Judges" to approach Parliament in case they aren't satisfied with the order and want to challenge it.
In his order, Justice Karnan has also appealed to the central and all state governments to not avail the services of these judges since they were "national offenders" due to their "caste prejudice".
He has also appealed to foreign countries having cordial relations with India to not issue any visas to them as they may "spread the virus of caste discrimination" in those countries.
Here are three pages from Karnan's order.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had initiated contempt of court proceedings against Justice Karnan, after he wrote to the Chief Justice of India, the Prime Minister's Office, the Union Law Ministry and others levelling corruption charges against the chief justice of Madras High Court.
The apex Court, in an unprecedented move, had issued a bailable warrant against the sitting Calcutta High Court judge in March to ensure his presence before the court after his repeated non-appearance.
On March 31, Karnan finally appeared before the Supreme Court which then gave him four weeks' time to either tender an unconditional apology or provide in writing his stance on the matter.