Calcutta HC Justice Karnan Refuses Medical Examination, Says I am quite normal and have a stable mind

Team SoOLEGAL 5 May 2017 9:17am

Calcutta HC Justice Karnan Refuses Medical Examination, Says  I am quite normal and have a stable mind

Justice CS Karnan refused to undergo a medical examination that was recently ordered by the Supreme Court to check the mental state of the Calcutta High Court judge. A four-member team of doctors along with police reached Justice Karnan's residence in New Town, Kolkata on Thursday morning.

He said, “I declined to avail medical treatment since I am quite normal and have a stable mind,” Justice Karnan’s statement reads. "Further my strong view about the Supreme Court order (is that) it amounts to insult and harassment towards the judge (myself)”and has handed the team of doctors a written statement declining to sit through the test.

For holding such a medical examination, guardian's consent is required, Justice Karnan told the doctors . “As my family members are not here, there is no such consent. So any medical test cannot be held,” he said. He added that his wife and a son are in Chennai while his other son is working in France.

On May 1, the Supreme Court had directed West Bengal DGP to constitute a medical board in Kolkata to examine the mental health of the Calcutta HC judge. SC had asked Justice Karnan to file his response if he desires, and if he fails to do so, the court will presume that he has nothing to say on the matter.

Further, the apex court directed all authorities in the country to not obey any of the verdicts passed by Justice Karnan since February 8, when contempt proceedings were initiated against him.

The order passed was after Justice Karnan did not appear before it on Monday once again.

In an unprecedented order, the Supreme Court had issued the arrest warrant against Justice Karnan to ensure his presence before it on March 31 in a contempt case.

Hitting back at the apex court, Justice Karnan had stated that they have "no locus standi" to issue a bailable warrant against a sitting judge and alleged that he was being targeted for being a dalit.

Justice Karnan also issued an 'order' of registration of a case under Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 against Chief Justice of India Justice J S Khehar and six other judges.

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