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Controversial Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan ended his tenure

Calcutta:13/6/17

Sixty-two-year-old Justice Karnan has been evading arrest since May 9 after being sentenced to six months imprisonment for contempt of court by the Supreme Court.

He has the dubious distinction of being the first sitting high court judge to be awarded a jail term by the apex court.

A customary farewell by the high court administration to the retiring judge could not be held as Justice Karnan was not present.

“A farewell given by the administration is held, which is attended by judges and senior lawyers and speeches are made as per the custom. This was not held as he was not present,” Calcutta High Court Registrar General Sugato Majumdar said.

Asked about clearance of Justice Karnan‘s retirement benefits, Majumdar said, “All formalities will be completed as per the law.”

A retiring judge is also given a farewell by the Bar (lawyers), though not mandatory.

“Had Justice Karnan been here, the Bar would have considered. There is a procedure by which an invitation is sent to a retiring judge and if he accepts, necessary arrangements are made.

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