Ex-Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan still in hospital; 'not fit' to be discharged, say doctors

Kolkata: Former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan, arrested for committing contempt of the Supreme Court, remained admitted to a hospital on Friday with the doctors describing him as "not fit" to be discharged.

Coimbatore: Former Calcutta high court judge CS Karnan, facing the contempt case after he accused 20 judges of the high judiciary including those currently serving in the Supreme Court of corruption, is being arrested in the outskirts of Coimbatore on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI6_20_2017_000203B)

File image of CS Karnan. PTI

"He is a bit better but not in a state to be released from the hospital. Doctors are keeping an eye on him," a senior officer at the Presidency correctional home (jail) told PTI.

Sixty two-year-old Karnan was admitted to state-run SSKM hospital on Thursday evening after he complained of "uneasiness" and chest pain.

Doctors at the hospital conducted a few medical tests on the former judge on Friday and the results are being awaited.

Karnan, who had been evading arrest since 9 May after the Supreme Court awarded him a six-month jail term, was arrested on the night of  20 June by a team of West Bengal CID from a private resort at Malumichampatti, about six kilometres from Coimbatore, where he was hiding for a few days.

He was brought from Chennai to Kolkata on Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the Presidency correctional home.

Karnan, who has earned the dubious distinction of being the first sitting high court judge to be awarded a jail term by the apex court, retired from service on 12 June as a fugitive.


Updated Date: Jun 23, 2017 20:23 PM

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