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Bengal CID arrests ex-Calcutta HC judge Karnan from Coimbatore

Bengal CID arrests ex-Calcutta HC judge Karnan from Coimbatore
--Courtesy "Hindustan Times"

Kolkata: Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan was today arrested by the West Bengal CID from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

The CID acted on a Supreme Court order sentencing Karnan to six months jail.

“We have arrested former high court judge Karnan from south India,” a senior officer of the CID told PTI.

The apex court had sentenced Karnan to six months jail for contempt of court on May 9, when he was a serving judge of the Calcutta High Court.

Karnan retired from service on June 12. He became the first high court judge to have retired as a fugitive.

–PTI