Justice CS Karnan retires from Calcutta HC today while still 'absconding'

Justice CS Karnan retires from Calcutta HC today while still 'absconding'
The controversial Justice C S Karnan, who retired on Monday, is still absconding after he was sentenced six months prison by the Supreme Court for contempt.
 
Karnan, who came to Chennai on May 9, suddenly went missing on the next day from the State guest house even before the Apex Court passed orders awarding him six months jail term.
 
The special police team from West Bengal, which stayed put here for the several days, could not able to trace Karnan even with the help of Tamil Nadu police.
 
Apart from searching in Chennai, the cops from Kolkata, who came twice to Chennai, also visited Karan's native place of Vridhachalam in Cuddalore District. However, he could not be located there also. Karnan, who is facing arrest, will not get a official retirement farewell in the court.
 
Karnan was appointed as a judge in March 2009, and Monday was the final day of his office as a judge.
 
Known for his controversial statements about the judiciary, Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan was born in 1955 at Karnatham Village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.
 
Soon after his appointment as judge, Karnan use to openly criticise the judiciary. His first controversial act came in November 2011, when he lodged a complaint with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) against his brother judges alleging that he was being harassed by them because he was from a backward community.

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