What led to Justice Karnan’s 6-month jail sentence

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court sentenced a high court judge to six months in prison on charges of contempt on May 9, a first for a serving judicial officer in what has been an unprecedented face-off in the upper judiciary over alleged corruption.
The move against Justice CS Karnan of Calcutta high court came after a months-long, and sometimes farcical, standoff with the top court that saw the two sides issuing a string of orders against each other.
Karnan’s arrest orders came a day after he sentenced Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and six other judges of the Supreme Court to five years in jail under the SC/ST act.
“We are of the unanimous opinion that Justice CS Karnan has committed contempt of this court, of the judiciary as also the judicial process…of the gravest nature,” a seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice JS Khehar said.
The court also ordered the media to keep away from reporting anything on him.

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