Spelling more trouble for Calcutta High Court(HC) judge Justice CS Karnan, the wife of a judge at Madras High Court has moved the Supreme Court accusing Justice Karnan of harassing her and the family.
Presently, Justice Karnan is facing disrespect proceeding from top court for openly accusing judges of corruption.
A seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar on 13th February deferred the disrespect proceeding for 10th March, after Justice Karnan failed to appear in person.
“Justice CS Karnan has been making untrue statements and baseless allegations against Justice S Manikumar, a sitting Madras High Court judge,” the guidance appearing for Beula Rajkumari, wife of Justice Manikumar, told another bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.
Justice Karnan has allegedly been harassing the family by alleging that the wife had lodged a complaint against her husband. He also accused the mate judge of raping a court staff in 2007, the counsel said.
“Justice Karnan started making the grave allegations after various years due to ensuing animosity with J Manikumar, which developed in 2011,” the application said. A bench of Justice Mishra and Justice DY Chandrachud sent the case to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to tag the issue with the disrespect case.
“Since the case is connected, let the seven-judge bench hear this case,” it said. The bench was hearing the Madras High Court invoke against Justice Karnan for suo motu order granting stay on his transfer order issued by Chief Justice of India in February 2016.
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