Kar­nan adds woman judge to ac­cused list

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent

Con­tin­u­ing his tirade against the Chief Jus­tice of India and seven other judges of the apex court, Kolkata high court judge CS Kar­nan on Fri­day passed a suo motu or­der di­rect­ing the Air Con­trol Au­thor­ity, New Delhi, not to al­low CJI JS Khekar and seven oth­ers to leave the coun­try.

Sur­pris­ingly, Kar­nan — who has so far passed four suo motu or­ders against the CJI and six other SC judges — added the name of woman judge R Banu­mathy as an ac­cused on Fri­day. The name was ear­lier never seen in Kar­nan’s or­ders. He is curr barred from car­ry­ing out ju­di­cial and ad­min­is­tra­tive du­ties.

Re­fer­ring once again to the “caste dis­crim­i­na­tion” shown against him and call­ing it an “atro­cious act of bru­tal­ity”, Kar­nan wrote that the “first (the CJI) and the eighth (Jus­tice R Banu­mathy) ac­cused have passed an iden­ti­cal or­der on Fe­bru­ary 15, 2016 with­out pro­ce­dure ac­cord­ing to law and re­strained my ju­di­cial and ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sign­ments at the Madras high court. There­fore the eighth ac­cused im­pleaded as a neces sary party/ac­cused in the com mon ju­di­cial or­der.”

Kar­nan had im­posed a ban on for­eign travel of the SC judges in his or­der on April 13 when he asked them to ap­pear be­fore him at his New Town res­i­dence by April 24 for vi­o­lat­ing his rights as a Dalit and hu­mil­i­at­ing him . His or­der called the judges “na­tiona of­fend­ers” and said they had shown caste prej­u­dice and in­sulted him on March 31 by ask ing about his men­tal health.

CS Kar­nan

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