Justice Karnan's arrest: Police say they knew about 'absconding' HC judge's hiding place for three days

Chennai: The police team searching for Calcutta High Court's former judge CS Karnan knew about his hiding place in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu for three days before moving in to arrest him, the West Bengal police chief said on Wednesday.

 Justice Karnans arrest: Police say they knew about absconding HC judges hiding place for three days

Former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, facing the contempt case after he accused 20 judges of the high judiciary of corruption, is being arrested in the outskirts of Coimbatore on Tuesday. PTI

"We knew about his (Karnan's) whereabouts three days back. We were tracking phone calls of people close to him and we also have our own sources," Director General of Police Raj Kanojia told IANS in Chennai.

Kanojia spoke at the Chennai airport before boarding a flight to Kolkatta.

According to him, this was a unique case he had handled in his entire service and "maybe no other police officer will be handling such a case in a long time to come".

"Tracking Karnan was difficult. It was a difficult case," Kanojia said.

Karnan, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Supreme Court for contempt but was untraceable, was arrested near Coimbatore on Tuesday. Coimbatore is around 500 kilometres from Chennai.

Karnan was eluding arrest for more than a month.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2017 10:17:39 IST